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Department of Medicine-Cardiology
100% Grant/Sponsored Funded
Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.
Dr. Sudha Shenoy’s laboratory is seeking a recent PhD graduate interested in the study of signaling and trafficking of seven-transmembrane/G-protein-coupled receptors (7TMR/GPCRs). 7TMRs/GPCRs are the largest and most diverse class of signaling receptors in the mammalian genome and the target of nearly half the drugs currently in use. We are interested in the regulation of 7TMRs by deubiquitinases, especially in the context of cardiomyocyte death during chronic pressure overload. Candidate who is highly motivated and shares a vision of excellence and commitment to research with a recent PhD in Pharmacology, Cell Biology or related discipline is preferred. Prior experience with mouse models is also preferred.
- PhD in a relevant field (pharmacology, cell biology or related discipline).
- Demonstrated expertise in molecular, cellular biochemical techniques;
experience with mammalian cell culture, microscopy, immunoassays, molecular biology, animal models.
- Excellent communication skills and an ability to work well with others.
- Self-motivated and have a strong work ethic.
- Demonstration of past research productivity (publications).
The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.
1. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated.
2. Note for international candidates: Generally, immigration classifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued to sponsor the individual.
The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for length of appointment).
The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities.
The appointment is generally preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
The appointment is not part of a clinical training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is the primary purpose of the appointment.
The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at Duke University.
The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.
The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for Postdoctoral Associates
Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research
Compliance with good scholarly and research practice
Maintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination
Adherence to University standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals, infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the like
Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Appointee's research activities.
Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship.
Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee's research.
Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others as described in the Duke University School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies pertaining to other schools at Duke University.
Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.
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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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As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.