Durham, North Carolina

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Job Description 

A Research Associate position is immediately available to study neuromodulation of metabolism and the immune system. This is a great opportunity to join our project to study the physiologic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms mediating neuro-modulation of the immune and metabolic systems during infectious disorders such as sepsis. The project focusses on the interplay between the nervous and immune system and how neurotransmitters modulate the immune and metabolic responses to infections. You will join our laboratory of Bioelectronic immunology to study how activation of specific neuronal networks modulate organ function and physiologic homeostasis. Our research is translational to understand the fundamental mechanisms of neuromodulation and their implications and translation into novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of infectious, metabolic, and inflammatory disorders. 



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate should have experience in animals surgery. 


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.


Candidates interested in applying should submit their CV and Cover Letter to the job-posting link provided below:




Minimum Qualifications



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Durham, North Carolina

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.

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