Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

841 15666
Position ID:Duke-MEMS-AJP [#15666, 51097646]
Position Title: Adjunct Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/12/16help popup deleted (posted 2019/12/06, listed until 2019/12/16)
Position Description:    

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

Occupational Summary Many if not most drugs are pleitotropic in their mechanism, which accounts for drug-related adverse events, but also permits their re-purposed use for areas of disease other than the originally targeted ones. The applicant will cooperate with and assist other Duke faculty in identifying or verifying the mechanism and safety and toxicity of novel drugs, drug combinations, and formulations. This will include the use of specialized in vivo methods that permit for the measurement of drug extravasation, diffusion through tissue, and mechanism of intracellular transport.

Work Performed The applicant will assist in research planning, acquisition of funds to enable the above mentioned characterization work and will, when resources are available, in collaboration with Duke faculty and others carry out above mentioned work. Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training: A PhD in biology, biomedical engineering, or other related science

Experience: The applicant should have broad experience working with appropriate animal models and analytical methods that inform about drug transport in vivo on a cellular and subcellular level. Such methods typically include in vivo microscopy.

Skills: The applicant should be apt in performing anesthesia, surgery, cannulation, drug infusion, and other appropriate experimental procedures on small animals, i.e. rats and mice, under anesthesia and in a compliant fashion. The applicant should be able to provide intra-operative and post-surgical care, and euthanasia in a humane fashion on these animals. The applicant will evaluate, interpret, summarize and publish the resulting data from these experiments.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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:
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708

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