Requisition Number:: 133530
Date: Jul 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.
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
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.,
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 research
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
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.
See job description for education requirements.
See job description for requirements.
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