School of Medicine:
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Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty m entor inpreparation for a full time academic or research career.
The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc D, 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 formallycon ferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion o fthe degree requirements,together with a statement documenting the date onwhich the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred b y thisprojected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated.
2. Note forinternational candidates: Generally, immigr ation classifications (e.g., H-1B,J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition canbe filed or a visa document iss ued to sponsor the individual.
The term of theappointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for length ofappointment).
The appointmentinv olves substantially full-time research or scholarship, and may includete aching responsibilities.
The appointment isgenerally preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
The appointment isnot part of a clinical training program, unless research training under thesupervisionof a senior mentor is the primary purpose of the appointment.
The PostdoctoralAppoint ee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at DukeUn iversity.
The PostdoctoralAppointee is expected to p ublish the results of his or her research orscholarship during the perio d of the appointment.
The conscientiousdischarge of research or sc holarship responsibilities, which may includeteaching responsibilities f or Postdoctoral Associates
Conformance tostandards o f responsible conduct in research
Compliance withgoo d scholarly and research practice
Maintenance of ala boratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, whichremains the property of Duke University upon termination
Adherence toUniversity standards regarding use of isotopes, ch emicals, infectious agents,animals, human subjects, and the like
Open and timelydiscussion with the mentor regarding all fac ets of the Postdoctoral Appointee'sresearch activities. Postdoctoral App ointees are encouraged to consult the AAMCCompact Between Postdoctoral A ppointees and Their Mentors for suggestedguidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship.
Prompt disclosureto t he mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, r eagents,software, copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries d erived from thePostdoctoral Appointee's research.
Co llegial conducttowards members of the research group and others as descr ibed in the DukeUniversity School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and otherrelevant conduct policies pertaining to other schools at Duke University.
Compliance withall applicable Un iversity and departmental policies and procedures.
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