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Postdoctoral Associate - Psychiatry - Beh Med Div - Sweitzer Team
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 focus of the research in Dr. Maggie Sweitzer’s lab is examining neurobehavioral mechanisms underlying risk for tobacco dependence and relapse, and translating this information to develop more efficacious interventions. Our approach combines laboratory behavioral pharmacology, functional neuroimaging, and ecological momentary assessment to examine interactions between pharmacological effects of nicotine, key neural pathways, and real-world behavior.
The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in several ongoing NIH-funded projects examining vulnerability to addiction in the context of underlying risk factors, including chronic pain and childhood adversity. Co-mentorship with other faculty working with large-scale neuroimaging datasets (e.g., ABCD) is also available. Duke offers a highly collaborative environment with numerous opportunities for early career professional development. In addition, a number of opportunities for accruing hours and supervision toward clinical licensure are available, with the option of devoting up to 40% effort to clinical work.
Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.
The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.
1. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated.
2. Note for international candidates: Generally, immigration classifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued to sponsor the individual.
The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for length of appointment).
The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities.
The appointment is generally preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
The appointment is not part of a clinical training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is the primary purpose of the appointment.
The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at Duke University.
The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.
The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for Postdoctoral Associates
Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research
Compliance with good scholarly and research practice
Maintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination
Adherence to University standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals, infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the like
Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Appointee's research activities. Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship
Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee's research.
Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others as described in the Duke University School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies pertaining to other schools at Duke University.
Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.
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