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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Requisition Number::  96729
Date:  Jun 8, 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.

 

Research Activities:
Research Topic: Immune development i n infants and children
 
Job Description:

A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaoping Zhong in the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine. The Zhong laboratory utilizes mouse models and cell line models to investigate regulations of immune cell development and function and pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. We are seeking motivated and hardworking candidates with a background and interest in immunology. This postdoctoral researcher will work on regulation of T cell homeostasis, function, and tolerance especially by a new class of regulators. The candidate will be expected to work independently but will be closely interacting with the principal investigator and capable of collaborating with other lab members in the laboratory. The candidate will have a doctoral degree in life sciences. Ideal candidates should have hand-on experience in immunology research and expertise in bioinformatics is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Ideal candidates will have a PhD or MD/PhD in the life sciences including biochemistry, genetics, cell, molecular or cancer biology, or who anticipate completion of their degree prior to starting the position.

 

Experience

 

Hands-on experience in immunology research and expertise in bioinformatics is a plus.

Job Code: 00003820 POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
Job Level: 00

 

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