POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Job description

School of Medicine:

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.

Occupational Summary

Conduct independent research activities focused on development of organ-on-a-chip models and microbiome data analyses under the guidance of Drs. Kelly (Pediatrics) and Varghese (Biomedical Engineering) in preparation for a full-time academic or research career.

Duties:

This position aligns with the Duke Department of Pediatrics’ research mission to improve child health through the prevention of childhood respiratory infections. This will require working closely with other laboratory members and Duke, domestic, and international collaborators. The Appointee will assist with data gathering and interpretation, data entry, and writing research manuscripts. Bench duties will include designing and developing organ-on-a-chip models in the laboratory of Dr. Varghese. Additional responsibilities will include analyses of microbiome sequencing data from this project under the supervision of Dr. Kelly. The position will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Shyni Varghese located in the Medical Science Research Building (MSRB1) at Duke University.

DEFINITION:

The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD,D VM). 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 Post doctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

EXPECTATION:

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. Post doctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between Post doctoral Appointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Post doctoral 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 Post doctoral 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD,D VM)

Experience

Previous experience in cell culture, qPCR, and bacterial culture methods. Experience in bioinformatics and computational biology is preferred.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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