Postdoctoral associate

Durham, North Carolina (US)
Follows NIH postdoc salary scale
August 10 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The Sanders Laboratory in the Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center is looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral candidate who is passionate about neuroscience and disease-related research to study the underlying mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). We take a bench-to-bedside approach, aiming to translate our multidisciplinary basic scientific research into meaningful health outcomes for PD patients. Applicants will be considered for an exciting newly funded translational science project. Areas of interest include genome integrity, kinase biology, target engagement and biomarkers. We combine all levels of analysis, from neurons in a dish to human studies. The ideal applicant will have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology.

A recent Ph.D. (less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred) in neuroscience, biology, biochemistry or related field and proficiency in molecular and biochemical approaches is required. Experience with cell and neuronal cultures and PCR is required. The candidate must be flexible and willing to function is a fast-paced environment. Must be able to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities and learn new skills. Must be detail-oriented and well-organized and the ability to work in a team environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, technical expertise, and scientific creativity are essential.

The position(s) will remain open until filled. Interested candidates may send their CV with a brief cover letter describing research accomplishments, future research goals and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Laurie Sanders at

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