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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.

A funded opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist inmolecular a nd cellular biology is available inthe laboratory of Dr. OpeyemiOlabisi in Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and Nephrology Division at DukeU niversity School of Medicine.

The Olabisi laboratory investigates the molecular mechanismsunderlying APOL1 nephropathy.Polymorphismsin the APOL1 gene contribute to 70%of non diabetic kidney failure in African Americans.The mechanis m of APOL1 nephropathy remainsunknown. We study cellular and pathologic roles of pathogenic APOL1 variants throughCRISPR/Cas9-mediated functional genomics and human induced pluripotent stemcell (iPSC) diseas e modeling.Theultimate goal of these projects is to disco ver cures for APOL1 nephropathy.

The ideal candidate will have aPhD, MD, or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences, with a record of research productivityand a strong background i n stem cell biology, cell culture techniques, gene-editingtechniques and transcriptomic analysis. This position offers a great opportunity to learn and apply skills in CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, generation anddifferentiation of human iPSCs, signal transduction analy sis, andmolecular/cellular biology techniques. A strong background in one or more ofthese areas is preferred.

Postdoctoral fellow will work in a collegial and collaborative cutting edge research environment where career development is strongly emphasized.


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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 3/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time