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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, McNulty Lab

Requisition Number::  123848
Date:  Aug 28, 2021
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:

 

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

 

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

 

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

 

Post-doctoral Position in the McNulty lab at Duke University to study Meniscus Mechanotransduction and Tissue Repair for an NIH R01 funded project

The Postdoctoral Appointee must holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate. The ideal candidate would have a biomedical engineering or cell and molecular biology background and experience performing wet lab experiments. The post-doctoral appointee is expected to conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a Dr. Amy McNulty in preparation for a full time academic or research career. This post-doctoral appointee will work on identifying critical mechanotransduction pathways in meniscus and modulate these pathways to promote meniscus repair and prevent osteoarthritis development.

 

Expectations:

The Postdoctoral appointee will be responsible for tensile stretch and fluid flow experiments, cell and tissue culture, computational modeling, calcium signaling, molecular biology, biochemistry, and mechanical testing. This project will also involve an animal model experiment. He/she will focus on project planning, performing and troubleshooting experiments, data analysis, interpretation, presentation of results, and writing of manuscripts. The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment. He/she will have regular meetings with the mentors regarding all facets of research activities and will work closely with other team members.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

Education

See job description for education requirements.

 

Experience

 

See job description for requirements.

 

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.

 

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