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The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD. (or PhD. candidate) or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. University. Research requirements or others equivalent doctorate PhD. in lifescience (e.g. biochemistry, biophysics, biology or structural biology).Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.1. A candidate may 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 The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.
EXPECTATION: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 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 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
Title: PostdoctoralPosition in RNA Biology at Duke University
The Meyer lab in the Department of Biochemistry at Duke University is currently seeking highly motivated postdoctoral associates who are interested in RNA biology and neuroscience. Studies in the lab are focused on the new and exciting area of RNA epigenetics and in understanding the role ofRNA methylation in nervous system function. We are currently looking for 1-2 postdocs to explore the role of RNA methylation in addiction as well as learning and memory. Individuals with experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or neurobiology are especially encouraged to apply.
- PhD in a relevant field (such as biology,biochemistry, neurobiology, or genetics).
- Excellent communication skills and an ability towork well with others.
- Demonstration of past research productivity (publications and/or patents).
How to apply:
Send a cover letter, your CV, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Kate Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
For more information on our lab, visit www.themeyerlab.com.
See job description for education requirements.
See job description for requirements.
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