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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.

Grant/sponsor funded [50% or more external]

We are currently seeking a forward-thinking, inventive and results driven Postdoctoral Associate within the lab of Dr. Robert Lefkowitz at Duke University in Durham, NC. The Lefkowitz lab studies the molecular and regulatory properties of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), also known as seven transmembrane spanning receptors (7TMRs). Current work in the lab focuses on understanding how GPCR cell signaling, by biased or unbiased as well as orthosteric or allosteric ligands, is mediated through GPCRs and their transducers, the G proteins and β-arrestins. The lab utilizes techniques ranging from biophysics to pharmacology to cell biology to in vivo animal disease models.

General Qualifications:

  • PhD within the last 2 years preferred
    • Background in structural biology strongly preferred
  • Effective communication skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment
  • Experience with either X-Ray Crystallography or Cryo-Electron Microscopy required

Applicants should submit both their curriculum vitae and a detailed statement on how their experience and interests relate to our work to seungkirl.ahn@duke.edu and yl703@duke.edu .

The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine is a world leader in research, clinical care, and education. Our cardiovascular services are led by prominent physicians who are internationally recognized for their contributions to advancing patient care, education, and research. See https://medicine.duke.edu/divisions/cardiology for more information.

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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