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Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


TheAsokan lab is seeking highly motivated candida tes for an open postdoctoralfellow position. This position will focus on the molecular determinants ofrecombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) s pread, transduction, and expressionwithin the central nervous system (CN S) using methods including, but notlimited to, molecular biology (e.g. D NA and RNA extraction, RT-qPCR), cloning, high-throughputsequencing, vir us production, mouse injections and harvests,immunohistochemistry, immun ofluorescence, and fluorescence microscopy. Thepostdoc will be expected to conceptualize and execute experiments, collect andanalyze data, write manuscripts, and present findings at meetings both withinDuke and at in ternational conferences.



PhDin biological sc iences.


Experience with mouse models,neurobio logy/anatomy, strong molecular biology background, fluorescencemicroscop y techniques, and mouse handling, surgery, and tissue processing.

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Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 8/31/2020
Application Due: 11/29/2020
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