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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
 
 
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Date Posted 01/20/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Post-doctoral position available immediately for research on genome editing in rare genetic diseases. Genome editing with adeno-associated virus vectors is a major focus of the laboratory. The project will include invivo genome editing to treat glycogen storage disea se (GSD), either GSD typeIa or Pompe disease.  A second focus is to develop small molecules to stimulate autophagy and reverse the abnormalities of autophagy in GSD. New drug therapy for GSD will have implications for the treatment of more common conditions, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetic nephropathy. Representative publications describe the scope of this project.1-6 Duke University features outstanding clinical and scientific resources with opportunities for local and international collaboration. This position will support an active collaboration with established genome editing, autophagy, and virology research groups. Candidates with molecular biology experience, and familiarity with viral vectors, immunology, and/or biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. and/or M.D. required.  The position is located in Dwight Koeberl’s laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Medical Genetics, and the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department at Duke University.

Website: https:// scholars.duke.edu/display/per3329362

Interested candidates should submit their electronic application to dwight.koeberl@duke.edu that should include:  (1) the names of 3 references, and (2) an updated CV.

Minimum Qualifications

Education - PhD or MD required. 

Experience

Experience with molecular biology experience, and familiarity with viral vectors, immunology, and/or biochemistry preferred.

Job Code: 00003820 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Level: 00

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 essential job 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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