POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - Cardiology
School of Medicine:
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The Liu laboratory in the Department of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiology and Neurology is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to lead projects in the fields of aging-related inflammatory diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular, and Alzheimer’s disease. The Liu lab combines unbiased genome-wide transcriptomic, epigenomic, and non-coding RNA analyses in large sample sizes of disease relevant tissues/cells from longitudinal and randomized clinical trials with in vitro and in vivo validation experiments to identify novel biomarkers for risk prediction and provide new insights into inflammatory mechanisms implicated in disease pathogenesis.
Successful candidates should have a strong knowledge in epidemiology, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. Candidates must be able to work independently and have a successful track record of predoctoral funding and publications. As part of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, the Liu lab provides a) multi-site collaborations with scientists across the US, b) strong mentoring and growth in a fast-paced leading edge environment, and c) opportunities for funding and development of his/her own research program.
Min Degree Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.). Should be used for post-doctoral fellows if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred.
Other Credential/Experiential Requirements: The incumbent must be a true post-doctoral fellow registered with the Post Doc Office and per the following requirements:
- The term of this appointment is limited (5 years with a possible extension for an additional year)
- The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, which may include teaching responsibilities.
- The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
- The appointment is not part of a clinical research training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is a primary purpose of the appointment.
- The appointee works under the supervision of a scholar or a department at Duke University.
The appointee has the freedom, and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.
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