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Position: Postdoctoral Associate
Institution: Duke University
Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Duties: The Division of Medical Genetics a post-doctoral associate to join their team in the Department of Pediatrics. The post doc’s research projects will focus on inherited metabolic disorders, specifically lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) and glycogen storage diseases (GSDs). We have an ongoing observational natural history study to better understand the role of immune modulation as standard of care in patients with severe phenotypes and for evaluation of immune phenotyping and treatment response in children who are diagnosed with Pompe disease via newborn screening
Requirements: PhD, MD, MBBS, DSc, MD/PhD, MD/DSc, MBBS/PhD, or MBBS/DSc in a relevant field; A strong background in metabolic disorders will be preferred
   
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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Division of Medical Genetics a post-doctoral associate to join their team in the Department of Pediatrics. The post doc’s research projects will focus on inherited metabolic disorders, specifically lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) and glycogen storage diseases (GSDs). We have an ongoing observational natural history study to better understand the role of immune modulation as standard of care in patients with severe phenotypes and for evaluation of immune phenotyping and treatment response in children who are diagnosed with Pompe disease via newborn screening. In addition, the postdoc will contribute to ongoing investigations to reclassify variants of uncertain significance associated with LSDs and GSDs. This post doc will collaborate with different research team members on other research projects and will use the clinical and bench knowledge to advance the science in GSDs. This post doc position requires a minimum two-year commitment and will be primarily in person with opportunity for a hybrid work arrangement. This position will involve bench work as well as analyzing patient data and coordinating analysis of patient samples. In addition to a copy of their resume, applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing their interests and relevant experience(s). Requirements: - PhD, MD, MBBS, DSc, MD/PhD, MD/DSc, MBBS/PhD, or MBBS/DSc in a relevant field - A strong background in metabolic disorders will be preferred - Demonstration of conducting clinical research in the past (publications with first authorship and/or scientific/medical writing in peer-reviewed medical journals and platform/poster presentations in conferences/seminars) will be preferred - Previous experience in grant writing will be preferred - Previous experience with analyzing and interpreting statistical data will be preferred - Must possess the knowledge to use citation manager EndNote - Must be able to accurately translate research findings and relevant literature to a target audience (such as clinicians, geneticists, and other members of the patient care team) - Must have the knowledge of the authorship guidelines as per the ICMJE guidelines, and be able to follow through all the instruction under each journal’s authorship guidelines for submitting an article - Demonstration of the following skills: o Excellent communication skills and an ability to work well with others o Self-motivated with a strong work ethic o Detail-oriented and possesses strong planning and organizational skills o Excellent writing and problem-solving skills Responsibilities: - Be involved in managing and storing clinical research data (data management) and analyzing data - Conduct systematic literature reviews, develop hypotheses, critically think, and brainstorm new ideas with the research team - Regularly collaborate with multiple experts at and outside of Duke, fellow post docs, and the rest of the clinical research team - Communicate and present research findings at divisional meetings, international conferences, and patient education meetings - Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals in the form of research articles - Possess the knowledge of basic research integrity, values of ownership of a research project, and follow timelines to achieve deliverables. Training on responsible conduct of research (RCR) and the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) for conducting research will be provided at Duke Minimum Qualifications Education See job description for education requirements. Experience See job description for requirements. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. 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