Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKEGRILL1 [#23221]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/11, finished 2023/08/05, listed until 2023/04/11)
Position Description:    

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We seek a highly-motivated individual to pursue research in a supportive and collaborative environment. Our goal is to advance bioelectronic medicines: electrical stimulation, block, and recording of peripheral autonomic nerves for disease treatment and restoration of function. 


The successful applicant will join our multi-institutional team conducting a large NIH-sponsored study on the anatomy of the human vagus nerve. They will summarize and distill existing literature and data on vagal anatomy, from gross anatomy to ultrastructure. They will lead efforts in data curation, ontological data labeling, data sharing, data visualization, and project management. They may also have the opportunity to contribute to computational modeling of the data. The objectives are accessible data on vagal anatomy serving to seed computational models that lead to mechanistic understanding and design of neuromodulation therapies to improve patient outcomes.


The applicant will also gain exposure to other projects in the lab, spanning computer-based modeling of neurons and electric fields, in vivo stimulation and recording in preclinical models, and translational clinical feasibility and physiology experiments in humans. The strong interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Duke is ideal for our translational research efforts. 


This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development. Job candidates must…


·       Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in neuroscience, anatomy, or a related field

·       Be highly organized and detail oriented

·       Have excellent informal and formal written and oral communication skills 

·       Have research experience; demonstrated experience identifying, reading, and synthesizing scientific papers would be an asset

·       Have some programming experience, e.g., Python or Matlab, to handle data digitization and compilation

·       Be capable of balancing independent research progress with collaboration and team work, as appropriate

·       Bring curiosity, enthusiasm, and initiative!


For consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV with GPA, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

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 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.

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