POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE CNS
School of Medicine:
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This position willbe involved in th e Pediatric department’s research activities focusing on the glycogen storage (GSD) programs (Pompe disease and GSD III, IV and IX). The postdoc will contribute to the understanding of the central nervous system(CNS) involvement in children with Pompe disease, based on the clinical findings from neuro-imaging studies and developmental tests (a study funded by Sanofi-Genzyme). The postdoc will also contribute to the understanding of theimmune phenotypes in individuals with Pompe disease (research activities funded by Lysosomal Disease Network and Sanofi-Genzyme). This position will require continuous collaborations with multiple experts at Duke. The postdoc must be detail-oriented, and must possess strong planning and organizational skills.The postdoc will be involved in clinical data entry, data analysis, data management, and manuscript writing. The person will be actively involved in planning and interpretation of GSD III,IV a ndIX bench to bedside experiments,and have a deep understanding of the published work in CNS involvement in Pompe disease, including more broad disease characterization and treatment approaches for Pompe disease.
DEFINITION: The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.
1. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, 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. If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated.
2. Note for international candidates: Generally, immigration classifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued to sponsor the individual. The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for length of appointment). The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities. The appointment is generally preparatory for a full time academic or research career. The appointment is not part of a clinical training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is the primary purpose of the appointment. The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at Duke University. The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.
The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for Post doctoral Associates.
Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research.
Compliance with good scholarly and research practice.
Maintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination.
Adherence to University standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals, infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the like.
Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Appointee's research activities.
Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship.
Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee's research.
Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others as described in the Duke University School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies pertaining to other schools at Duke University. Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.
PhD or other doctoral degree (MD, DVM, etc.)
Job Code: 00003820 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Level: 00
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