Duke University, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Position ID:Duke-OrthopaedicSurgery-POSTDOC [#18846, 3820 Postdoctoral Associate]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate, The Baht Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Area: Orthopedics/Musculoskeletal Research
Appl Deadline:2021/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/06/23, finished 2022/05/07)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Occupational Summary

Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.

Postdoctoral Associate, The Baht Lab, Duke University School of Medicine

The Baht Laboratory is in search of a highly motivated person for a postdoctoral position. The Baht Laboratory (www.thebahtlab.com) is a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University and is housed in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. The work in our lab concentrates on understanding aged-associated shortcomings in bone fracture healing using mouse models. Current projects concentrate on identifying the role that circulating factors and inflammation play in bone aging and regeneration.

A qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology,Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering or another related field with a strong understanding of bone biology. The following experiences/skills will be an asset: - strong analytical skills with high ability to analyze data from projects, summarize results, draw conclusions, and develop strategies to support and expand results

- experience analyzing “omics” based platforms will be an asset, especially transcriptomics and proteomics

- excellent organizational skills

- strong communication skills

- experience in working on a research team

- histological tissue preparation, sectioning, and staining

- µCT analysis, mechanical testing

- protein analysis by western blotti ng/elisa/proteomics

- transcript analysis by rt-pcr/RNA seq

- mouse husbandry

- mouse surgery

- tissue culture

- flow cytometry

The proposed start date is mid to late 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be for 2 years, renewable depending on funding, available work, and performance. Salary is corresponding to NIH guidelines.

Post Doctoral Associate Stipulations

DEFINITION:The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g.ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degr ees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.

1. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoct oral appointment may be terminated.

2. Note for international candidates: Generally, immigration classifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued to sponsor the individual.The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for length of appointment). The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities.The appointment is generally preparatory for a full time academic or research career.The appointment is not part of a clinical training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is the primary purpose of the appointment. The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at Duke University.The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his other research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.


*The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities,which may include teaching responsibilities for Postdoctoral Associates *Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research Compliance with good scholarly and research practice

*Maintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination

*Adherence to University standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals,infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the like

*Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Appointee's research activities.

*Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship

*Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee's research.

*Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others as described in the Duke University School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies pertaining to other schools at Duke University.

*Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.

ALL APPLICANTS MAY SUBMIT DATA VIA ACADEMICS JOBS ONLINE AND TO FORMALLY APPLY FOR THE POSITION APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY TO: https://careers.duke.edu/ Requisition Number: 123848 Education See job description for education requirements. Experience See job description for requirements.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Gurpreet Baht, PhD
300 N Duke Street
Box 104775
Durham NC 27701