Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment - Durham

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Position ID:Duke-NSOE-Durham-POSTDOC_MEYER [#26876]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in mechanisms of environmental neurodegeneration
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Environmental / Toxicology
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/12/14, updated 2024/04/03, listed until 2024/07/01)
Position Description:    

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The Meyer laboratory seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to work on federally-funded projects related to the toxicological effects of pollutants. This project will focus in particular on identifying which mechanisms of mitochondrial toxicity lead to dopaminergic neurodegeneration, and may extend as well to developmental neurotoxicity. The Meyer laboratory studies the effects of pollutants and other stressors on mitochondria and DNA, often using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans or cell culture. We have a particular interest in how genetic differences can lead to altered sensitivity to environmental stressors. Postdoctoral Associates are expected to contribute to participate in mentoring of junior laboratory members, laboratory meetings including journal clubs, and routine laboratory maintenance jobs. The successful applicant will join a thriving community of environmental health researchers at the Nicholas School of the Environment, the department of Biology, the Global Health Institute, the Duke Medical Center, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, who work together via interdisciplinary research and training programs such as the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program, the Superfund Research Center, and the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology.

TERM 1 year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should hold a PhD in Environmental Toxicology, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, or a related field. We seek applicants with a strong interest in environmental toxicology and health, and training in molecular and cellular techniques. Experience with C. elegans and cell culture are ideal, as is a background in oxidative damage, bioenergetics, and signaling.

PROJECTED START DATE The position is available immediately.

WORK LOCATION Work takes place in Durham, NC

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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