A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Amy McNulty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University to study Meniscus Mechano-transduction and Tissue Repair. More information about the laboratory is available at the website below:
The ideal candidate would have a biomedical engineering background and experience performing wet lab experiments. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a Dr. Amy McNulty in preparation for a full time academic or research career. They will work on identifying critical mechano-transduction pathways in meniscus and modulate these pathways to promote meniscus repair and prevent osteoarthritis development. This is a collaborative project involving colleagues in the Duke Biomedical Engineering Department.
The Postdoctoral Associate will plan and execute experiments involving tensile stretch and fluid flow, cell and tissue culture, computational modeling, calcium signaling and imaging, molecular biology, biochemistry, and mechanical testing. This project will also involve an animal model experiment. He/she will focus on project planning, performing and troubleshooting experiments, data analysis, interpretation, presentation of results, and writing of manuscripts. The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment. He/she will have regular meetings with the mentors regarding all facets of research activities and will work closely with other team members.
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.
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