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Job Description

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.

Occupational Summary
We are interested in recruiting a highly self-motivated individual with a doctoral degree and postdoctoral (3yrs+) experience in molecular biology and experimental techniques related to genomics, metabolomics, and/or the microbiome. Strong analytical skills including familiarity with statistical software (e.g., R, PRISM). We are broadly interested in inter-disciplinary thinkers with strong evidence of working independently and as part of a team.

Experience in the isolation and characterization anaerobic bacteria and a strong background in bacterial genetics is a plus. Applicants are also expected to have experience with mentoring and training post-bacs and predoctoral trainees.  Must have excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.

Work Performed 

Conduct research under the direction of the Principal Investigator to meet stated specific aims of sponsored research. Perform high-quality analyses, generate presentations and written and verbal summaries of research findings. Additional tasks include:

· Develop standardized operating procedures for all new assays performed in the lab 

· Participate in drafting of abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and grant applications 

· Participate in and presenting at domestic/international meetings relevant to our research 

· Function as a resource for early-stage scientists (undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory technicians, junior postdoctoral researchers) 

How to apply 

Candidates should submit their CV/resume, a brief letter of research interest, and a list of 3 references. 

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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