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Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. The projects are aimed at dissecting various aspects (eg, brain damage and immune response) of ischemia/reperfusion injury in fully established murine models of cardiac arrest and ischemic stroke. We use a wide spectrum of approaches, including molecular and immunologic methods, functional brain microvascular imaging, genetically modified mouse models, and behavior tests.
Self-motivated individuals – who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and are currently in the US – are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidates should be interested in using rodent disease models to study mechanisms and develop potential therapeutics and are expected to have a strong background in immunology. Experience in mouse behavioral testing and surgical procedures is highly desirable. The applicant must be creative and capable of working independently as well as part of a team and will be expected to work on several projects in parallel, analyze data, write manuscripts, and assist in data collection for grant applications. It is expected that the candidate can follow instructions from the PI and be responsive to research plans in a timely fashion. The candidate must have a strong commitment to research and scientific ethics.
The successful candidate will work in a collaborative and dynamic environment with outstanding resources to promote innovative research. The PI will work closely with the postdoc for her/his productivity and success.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Min Degree Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e. g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.).
Other Credential/Experiential Requirements: The incumbent must be a true post-doctoral fellow registered with the Post Doc Office and per the following requirements:
The term of this appointment is limited (5 years with a possible extension for an additional year)
The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, which may include teaching responsibilities.
The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
The appointment is not part of a clinical research training program unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is a primary purpose of the appointment.
The appointee works under the supervision of a scholar or a department at Duke University.
The appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.
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