POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  232850
Regular or Temporary:  Regular
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Feb 21, 2024
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Position Title: Post Doctoral Associate 

 

Research Activities: 

· Research Topic: Pompe disease and other glycogen storage diseases 

 

Job Duties: This position will be involved in the Pediatric department’s research activities focusing on the glycogen storage (GSD) programs (Pompe disease and GSD III, IV and IX). This position will describe the natural history and factors related to treatment outcome in infantile and late onset Pompe disease with and without immune modulation, decisions for children diagnosed with late onset Pompe disease via newborn screening. Also, the position will contribute to the understanding and analysis of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in children with Pompe disease including analyzing MRI, diffusor tensor imaging, spectroscopy and clinical CNS data to understanding the natural history and possible treatment approaches. This research will require working closely with other members in the laboratory and with clinical research staff in the division on ongoing Pompe and GSD projects. The position will also assist with data gathering, data entry, data interpretation, and writing research manuscripts. 

 

Minimum Education/Training Job Requirements: 

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.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

Education

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Experience

 

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