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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - Department of Medicine

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Grant/sponsor funded [but less than 50% external]

Work Performed:

* To conduct research project aimed at understanding the function of adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) and the pathogenesis of the autoinflammatory and bone marrow failure disorders caused by inherited deficiency of ADA2.
* Perform biochemical, immunological, and molecular methods to analyze ADA2 expression and activity in blood and tissues.
* To assess the biochemical, metabolic, and immunologic consequences of the deficiency of ADA2
* To assess the ability of recombinant ADA2 to reverse/prevent the consequences of ADA2 deficiency.

Min Degree Requirements:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.). Should be used for post-doctoral fellows if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; 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.

Other Credential/Experiential Requirements:

The incumbent must be a true post-doctoral fellow registered with the Post Doc Office and per the following requirements:

* The term of this appointment is limited (5 years with a possible extension for an additional year)
* The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, which may include teaching responsibilities.
* The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
* The appointment is not part of a clinical research training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is a primary purpose of the appointment.
* The appointee works under the supervision of a scholar or a department at Duke University.
* The appointee has the freedom, and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

The Division of Rheumatology and Immunology in the Department of Medicine conducts innovative research related to rheumatic disease, offers patients cutting-edge treatments and therapies, and provides opportunities for students to gain valuable research and clinical experience. See https://medicine.duke.edu/divisions/rheumatology-and-immunology for more information.

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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideasan 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.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Keywords: Duke University, Durham , POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE - Department of Medicine, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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