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Postdoctoral Associate in The Department of Neurosurgery

A post-doctoral position is available in the Grant Translational Blood-brain Barrier Laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery and Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. This position will involve basic and translational research in the areas of brain tumor cell biology and mouse models of brain cancer. We are particularly interested in the blood-tumor barrier and augmenting the drug delivery to brain tumors.

The focus of work for this postdoc will be on the neuroimaging of mouse models of human brain cancer using intravital microscopy. The post-doc will receive training and mentoring in the use of mouse models and in vivo systems to study the dynamic changes in the blood-tumor barrier during tumor growth.

All applicants should have a PhD and/or MD as well as peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals. A strong background in cell culture, molecular biology or bioengineering, as well as in vivo models of brain cancer is preferred. This person will be the lead investigator on all in vivo studies and will work in collaboration with multiple scientists in the brain tumor center. Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, productive, and highly motivated to develop as independent scientists.

We have a strong track record for successfully transitioning postdoctoral fellows to independent grant funding and faculty positions. Duke University is in the vibrant research environment of the Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Min Degree Requirements:  Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.).  Should be used for post-doctoral fellows if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; 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.

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 (5 years with a possible extension for an additional 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.

**Interested candidates should provide CV, letter of research intent and career goals, and three referees (to provide a reference for you) to

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