POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

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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.

Occ SummaryThe Tata lab in the Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine has two openings for postdoctoral researchers to study cellular plasticity mechanisms in lung injury repair and tumorigenesis. We seek to understand the genetic and epigenetic basis of organ regeneration and tumorigenesis. We study the properties of stem/progenitor cells in diverse epithelial tissues (with a primary focus on lung) and their relationships with neighboring tissues in pathophysiological conditions. We utilize in vivo mouse genetics, live imaging, 3D organoids, genome-wide Cas9/Crispr based functional genetic screening, and next generation sequencing technologies to study the behavior of tissues at single cell level. We offer an inspiring intellectual, collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment to support your career goals and provide access to state-of-the-art facilities. Candidates with background knowledge and hands-on experience in transcriptional regulation, 3D-organoids and bioinformatics skills are particularly welcome.

For information about the lab and the PI, please visit: https://www.cellbio.duke.edu/purushothama-rao-tata/. (or) https://thetatalab.com/

Principal responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Design and perform experiments. Analyze, interpret and discuss experimental data with PI.
  • Apply for funding (both postdoctoral and contribute to larger lab grants).
  • Write and submit manuscripts.
  • Help other lab members particularly graduate and undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) in biological sciences (cell & developmental biology, stem cell biology, tissue regeneration or a related field).
  • Strong research background in transcriptional regulation, cell biology, molecular biology, mouse models of cancer, and/or biochemistry. Prior experience in stem cells, Cas9/Crispr gene editing, 3D-organoid cultures, chromatin biology and bioinformatics is advantageous.
  • Evidence of successful completion of a research project (publications).
  • Ability to work independently; interpret, present and discuss experimental data.
  • Excellent communications skills
This will be a minimum one-year appointment, contingent upon satisfactory annual reviews. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience. The position is located at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, relevant manuscripts, and names of three references to [email protected] and apply for the position online

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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 1/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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