Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


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Job Description 
A research associate position is immediately available to study neuromodulation of the immune system. The project will analyze the physiologic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms mediating neuro-modulation of the immune and metabolic system during infectious disorders such as sepsis. The project focus on the interplay between the nervous and immune system and the potential of neurotransmitter to modulate the immune and metabolic responses to infections. 


You will join our laboratory of Bioelectronic immunology and to study how activation of specific neuronal networks modulate organ function and physiologic homeostasis. Our research is mostly translational to understand the fundamental mechanisms of neuromodulation and how they can be translated into novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of infectious and inflammatory disorders. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Min Degree Requirements:  
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M.).


Other Credential/Experiential Requirements: 
Visiting scholar engaging in a temporary research at Duke.


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Durham, North Carolina

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