Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


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The Jordt Lab in the Department of Anesthesiology of Duke University School of Medicine has an opening for a Veterinary Associate in Research with a strong background in physiology, pharmacology and / or toxicology.  The incumbent will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to perform basic and translational research in the medical countermeasures research area.  


Job Description

The Jordt Lab is funded to study chlorine gas-induced lung injuries in mouse and swine models. The incumbent will work closely with Drs. Jordt and Achanta, establishing and maintaining animal models, test drug candidates, analyze data, and prepare reports. The candidate will work in a team environment with other veterinarians, surgical research technicians, animal husbandry staff and other support staff. Besides the funded project, the candidate is expected to develop new animal models relevant to both human and animal health.  The position is available for one year and will be extended depending on performance and funding support.  The work will require occasional overnight shifts, on an average 2-4 nights per month. Salary is commensurate with experience. Start date is negotiable.




Required Job Qualifications:

  • DVM or DVM-Ph.D with a background in cardio-pulmonary physiology, inhalation toxicology, or pharmacology or a directly related field.  
  • Proficient written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Compassion for animals involved in research

            Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Current North Carolina state veterinary license or in one state within the U.S.
  • Experience with cardiopulmonary surgical procedures
  • Experience in veterinary clinical practice
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act


Minimum Qualifications

Min Degree Requirements:  Science related masters degree or terminal degree (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V .M)
Other Requirements:  Incumbent must be engaged in scientific research that requires a scientific leadership role, and not employed as a research staff member.


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Durham, North Carolina

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