POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Updated: about 4 hours ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

School of Medicine:

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Conduct research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.

The initial appointment will be for one (1) year, with opportunities for extension based upon performance and funding.

The Postdoctoral appointee will fulfill the following primary duties:

  • Developing methodologies to enable virtual imaging trials for lung imaging 
  • Developing image processing algorithms for optimized CT quantifications  
  • Mentoring and managing graduate students in the related research area
  • Writing journal publications and conference presentation
  • Helping with writing future grants
  • Drive efforts to publish our results; the Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

This 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.

*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.

Other Credential/Experiential Requirements:  The incumbent must be a true post-doctoral fellow registered with the Post Doc Office and per the following requirements:

  • The term of this appointment is limited (maximum of 5 years, typically earned via extension each year)
  • The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, which may include teaching responsibilities.
  • The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or research career.
  • The appointment is not part of a clinical research training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is a primary purpose of the appointment.
  • The appointee works under the supervision of a scholar or a department at Duke University.
  • The appointee has the freedom, and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

 The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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