Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-KDONG_PD1 [#16214, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoc Associate1, Ke Dong Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Neurobiology
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/04/07help popup finished (2020/03/31, finished 2020/04/10, listed until 2020/04/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We seek a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on the molecular mechanism of neurotoxin resistance in mosquitoes. The project focuses on understanding molecular responses of voltage-gated sodium channels to neuroactive toxins including pyrethroid insecticides and functional impact of sodium channel mutations on neurotoxin resistance in mosquito populations. We are looking for someone with experience in mosquito biology and molecular biology, and trained in electrophysiology of voltage-gated sodium channels. An interest in conducting interdisciplinary research is a plus. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Entomology, Toxicology, Neurobiology or related fields and evidence of strong research productivity.

The postdoc will be responsible for: 1) conducting laboratory work, 2) data analysis, and 3) preparation of results for publication. The postdoc will also assist the PI (Ke Dong) in overseeing the project and helping to train graduate students and undergraduates.

Opportunities will be available for the postdoc to establish their own side projects related to the overall goals of the lab research program.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with Duke University standards for postdoctoral associates.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three people who can serve as references. Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.com. Review of applications will be ongoing. Positions could begin as soon as Sept 15, 2020.

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.

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Further Info:
137 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Box 90338
Durham NC 27708

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