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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.



Conduct independent researchactivities under the guidance of Professor Michael R. Zalutsky in preparationfor a full time academic or research career.

Work Performed (i.e. Duties):

·      Theconscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities that arefocused on the development of new radioact ive molecules for the diagnosis andtreatment of cancers

·      Co nformanceto standards of responsible conduct in research

·      P ursuerefereed publication and support the development of extramurally-sp onsoredresearch projects

·       Compliancewith good scholarly and research practice

·       Maintenanceof a laboratory notebook and /or other comparable records of research activity,which remains the prop erty of Duke University upon termination

·      Adherenceto Unive rsity standards regarding use of radionuclides, chemicals, infectiousage nts, animals, human subjects, and the like


·      Openand timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the PostdoctoralAppoi ntee's research activities. Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged tocon sult the AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors forsuggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationsh ip

·      Promptdisclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distributematerials, reagents, software, copyrightable an d potentially patentablediscoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appoin tee's research.

·       Collegialconduct towards members of the Ra diopharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory andothers as described in the Duk e University School of Medicine Honor Code ofProfessional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies pertaining to otherschools at Duke Univers ity.

·      < /span>Compliancewith all applicable University and departme ntal policies and procedures.




·       ThePostdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equ ivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM)in organic or radiochemistry. Candi dates with non-US degrees may be required toprovide proof of degree equi valency.


·      Syntheticorganic chemistry

·      Handlingradioactivity

·      Radiochemistryof Astatine-211

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Minimum Qualifications

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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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