Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke University Medical Center

Position ID:DukeUniv-Duke Molecular Physiology Institute-POSTDOC [#10955]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Immunology
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology (more...)
Appl Deadline: (posted 2018/03/08, listed until 2018/09/08)
Position Description:    

The Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI), a part of Duke University Medical Center, occupies a place of national and international leadership in the fight against major diseases. The DMPI is a multi- and inter-disciplinary Institute at Duke University encompassing basic and translational investigators across a variety of scientific disciplines. Our mission is to produce integrated multi-omics and physiologic profiles of chronic human diseases, and to use such profiles to develop new disease detection strategies, novel therapies, and insights into disease mechanisms. We are currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with an interest in biomarkers and mechanisms of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases. This position will be funded by grants to study metabolic and microbiome-mediated mechanisms in pediatric obesity and heart failure, with the position primarily working in the laboratory of Dr. Svati H. Shah (http://dmpi.duke.edu/faculty/svati-h-shah-md-mhs). The focus of this molecular epidemiology lab is using high throughput molecular genomic, metabolomic and other omic technologies in human cohorts to identify novel biomarkers, with retrotranslation of findings into deeper mechanistic investigations through collaborative work within the DMPI (http://dmpi.duke.edu).

This postdoctoral position would allow the opportunity to gain exposure and experience across a broad array of translational research, such as quantitative skills including machine learning; epidemiologic investigations including study design; translational technologies including genomics, metabolomics and microbiome profiling; and bench-based mechanistic interrogations including cell culture and animal model-based studies.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrated research experience in the field of molecular epidemiology and/or translational research in cardiometabolic diseases. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are essential.

To be considered for the position, candidates must apply through Academic Jobs Online. In addition, candidates should email their curriculum vitae, cover letter stating research interests and career goals and contact information for three references to Dr. Svati Shah (svati.shah@duke.edu).

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University 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 also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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