POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - Department of Dermatology
Requisition Number:: 125708
Date: Jun 9, 2021
Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER
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
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.
100% Grant funded
Duke University's Department of Dermatology has an immediate opening for a
Postdoctoral Associate in Dr. Jennifer Zhang's lab with a primary focus on
Dermatology and secondary focus on Pathology.
The Zhang Lab in the Department of Dermatology at Duke is seeking creative,
highly motivated, postdoctoral research associates interested in working on
skin biology, immunological skin disorders, and novel immunotherapies. This is
an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative team of
basic and translational investigators and work in a modern research facility.
Work will be performed in collaboration with the Duke Cancer Institute and the
Duke Department of Microbiology
· PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences (molecular biology, microbiology,
immunology, cell biology, or a related field).
· Strong research background in molecular biology and immunology.
· Prior experience in mouse models of disease, immunohistology,
bioinformatics, and cancer immunotherapy is advantageous.
· Evidence of successful completion of a research project (publications).
· Ability to work independently and multitask; to interpret, present and
discuss experimental data. Excellent communication skills.
· Teamwork spirit
Please provide cover letter, CV, reprints of manuscripts (published,
preprints, or submitted), and contact information for three references.
Min Degree Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D.,
D.V.M.). Should be used for post-doctoral fellows if the candidate has
completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been
formally conferred; 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.
Other Credential/Experiential Requirements : The incumbent must be a true
post-doctoral fellow registered with the Post Doc Office and per the following
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
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
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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