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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.

The Ciofani lab studies the transcriptional regulatory networks that govern inflammatory lymphoid cell development and function. We seek motivated and talented candidates for a postdoctoral position to be held in the Department of Immunology and the Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies at Duke University. We have the following exciting opportunity available:

Our project explores the genetic basis of CD4 T cell pathogenesis in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. This project involves identifying and validating the gene targets of noncoding disease-associated risk variants (SNPs) using a combination of innovative high-throughput genomics and reporter assays, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated modifications of primary human T cells, and mouse models of autoimmunity.

This project provides learning opportunities in applying emerging genomic, single cell, and genetic/epigenetic editing approaches to immunological questions. Duke University Medical Center is located in Durham in picturesque North Carolina with access to beaches, mountains, and city life.

Requirements :

The position requires a PhD in immunology, molecular biology, computational biology or a related field. Experience in molecular biology, computational biology or with mouse or human models is advantageous.

How to apply :

Please send your CV, contacts for three references, and a brief cover letter describing your qualifications and project interest. 

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 ideas—an 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.

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