Duke University Division of Pediatric Neurology/Duke Institute for Brains Sciences
January 10, 2018
Durham, North Carolina
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
The Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics at Duke University and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position to study the neurophysiology of sodium potassium ATPase dysfunction that includes a program for drug discovery using High Throughput Screening (HTS) and virus mediated gene therapy www.neuro.duke.edu/people/faculty/mohamad-mikati.
Candidates will have access to state of the art cellular neurophysiology, immunohistochemistry and mouse models and will work in a collaborative environment with other neurophysiology and genetic labs as well as with the state of the art core facilities at Duke University.
A strong background in Neuroscience and molecular biology is required. Preferred candidates will have previous experience in virus mediated gene therapy immunohistochemistry, high throughput assays for screening of small molecules and in vivo mouse surgeries and experiments. Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to independently design and carry out experiments, a record of high productivity, and a strong willingness to work as part of a highly collaborative team. Applicants should submit their CV, list of references and cover letter describing their research experience and interests to: email@example.com
About Duke University Division of Pediatric Neurology/Duke Institute for Brains Sciences
Duke Children’s Hospital is ranked among the top children’s hospitals nationally in 10 specialties including Pediatric Neuroscience by U.S. News & World Report.
At Duke, our pediatric neurologists and researchers investigate the full spectrum of neurology-related disorders, from epilepsy and concussion to neuromuscular diseases and alternating hemiplegia of childhood condition which is caused by... ATPase dysfunctions.
DIBS which is funding the ATPase research, supports the development of research groups to focus scholarship and research on key areas broad enough to engage the full spectrum of the brain sciences that exist at Duke. DIBS research groups are united by a common interest in an area of brain science that is especially suited to advancement by interdisciplinary study and are co-convened by faculty from different departments. The Institute supports the development of DIBS research groups, which include faculty, postdocs, students and staff from across campus. Each research group has developed a balanced program that promotes research addressing both fundamental and transnational issues. DIBS research groups are given funding from DIBS to develop programs such as journal clubs, guest speaker series, workshops, and larger-scale meetings