Duke University Medical Center, CVRC

Position ID:Duke University Medical Center-CVRC-POSTDOC [#10185]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27707, United States [map]
Subject Area: Cardiovascular Research
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/10/13, finished 2018/07/16, listed until 2018/04/13)
Position Description:    

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The lab of Dr. Dennis Abraham at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (https://medicine.duke.edu/faculty/dennis-m-abraham-md), is in search for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Abraham lab is focused on characterizing the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction, with a particular emphasis on myocyte and non-myocyte cell-cell communication. Our work employs in vitro, ex-vivo and in vivo model systems to identify novel pathways that modulate cardiac function. Dr. Abraham is member of the Duke Cardiovascular Research Center and directs the Cardiovascular Physiology Core, which has provided a number of exciting ongoing collaborations to study the role cardiac metabolism (Duke Molecular Physiology Institute) and fibroblast function (Biomedical Engineering) plays in heart failure.

Occupational Summary The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform independent research activities under the guidance of Dr. Abraham in preparation for a full time academic or research career.

Responsibilities • Develop and design research experiments, generate and optimize standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols • Conduct physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests, experiments and obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. • Statistically analyze data • Communicate results to colleagues, leaders and scientific community through oral presentations • Write, review and edit scientific manuscripts for publication, abstracts and grants • Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. • Work with mice as scientific model • Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination. • Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel. • The fellow will also have the opportunity to pursue complementary projects in the lab at the intersection of cardiac metabolism, fibroblast function and underlying mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Job Requirements Education/Training: The applicant should have a recent PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.

Candidates with high productivity demonstrated by scientific publications and presentations are extremely desirable. Excellent written and verbal communications, technical expertise and scientific creativity are also strongly desired. Experience in voltage-clamp analysis, membrane potential analysis, or ion channel function is a plus.

How to Apply Applicants should email a personal research statement, CV, and contact information for referees to Dr. Dennis Abraham at dennis.abraham@duke.edu The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
DUMC - Division of Cardiology
Campus Box 3126
Durham NC 27710

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