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This position will be involved in the Pediatric department’s research activities focusing on the glycogen storage (GSD) programs (Pompe disease and GSD III, IV and IX). The post doc will describe the natural history and factors related to treatment decisions for children diagnosed with late onset Pompe disease via newborn screening. Also, the position will contribute to the understanding and analysis of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in children with Pompe disease including analyzing MRI, diffusor tensor imaging, spectroscopy and clinical CNS data to understanding the natural history and possible treatment approaches. This research will require working closely with other members in the laboratory and with clinical research staff in the division on ongoing Pompe and GSD projects. The position will also assist with data gathering, data entry, data interpretation, and writing research manuscripts. The person will be actively involved in planning and interpretation of GSD III, IV and IX bench to bedside experiments and have a deep understanding of the published Pompe work in the areas of newborn screening and CNS characterization, including more broad disease characterization and treatment approaches for Pompe disease.
The position will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Priya Kishnani located in the Genome Science Research Building on the Medical Center campus at Duke University.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Ideal candidates will have a recent PhD or MD/PhD in the life sciences including biochemistry, genetics, cell, molecular or cancer biology, or who anticipate completion of their degree prior to starting the position.
Job Code: 00003820 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Level: 00
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