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Duke University Medical Center Department of Neurobiology

Duke University is hiring up to ten tenure-track neuroscientists over the next 5 years into the Department of Neurobiology. We seek applications for up to 3 positions at this time. Appointments may be at any level, with a preference for Assistant Professors who would start their independent careers at Duke. Research programs may use approaches from molecular to systems and computational neuroscience to ask questions about the development and function of the brain. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, demonstrated potential for outstanding future achievements, and a desire to participate in an exciting, interactive, and growing community. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding, and to participate actively in graduate training. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Qualified women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2011, although applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of current and proposed research, reprints of 3 key publications, and 3 letters of recommendations to:


Questions may be directed to Stephen Lisberger, Chair-designate of the Department of Neurobiology and Chair of the Search Committee: LISBERGER@NEURO.DUKE.EDU

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
Postdoctoral fellow at Yasuda's laboratory
Postdoctoral positions are available to study signal transduction underlying synaptic and neuronal plasticity. Main goal of our research is to visualize protein-protein interactions at a single synapse level in brain slices or live animals using 2-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. Candidates with a strong backgound in electrophysiology or molecular biology are preferred. For consideration and more information, please send a CV, bibliography, a brief description of research experience and interest and the names of three references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to the PI via e-mail (yasuda@neuro.duke.edu).
Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Open One postdoctoral fellow position is available. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in using reproductive behaviors of Drosophila as model system to probe the structure and function of neuronal circuits underlying simple decision-making processes. Candidates should be organized, good at problem-solving, and well-trained in at least one of these three fields: genetics, functional imaging/physiology, and behavioral analysis. Working knowledge in basic molecular cloning is preferred but not necessary. Interested candidates should send a statement indicating research interests, a CV, and contact info for three references to yang@neuro.duke.edu
Six NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Six NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, Duke Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 (http://www.nicolelislab.net). Ideal candidates will have experience in multielectrode recording and electrophysiology and will address important questions in one or more of the following projects: The Walk Again Project, Animal Models of Neurodegenerative Disorders; Brain-Machine Interface; Somatosensory Neurophysiology; and Gustatory Neurophysiology. Excellent salary commensurate with qualifications and Duke University benefits (http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.html).

Submit CV, cover letter describing qualifications, research interests, and career goals, along with three professional references to Ms. Susan Halkiotis via email at halkiotis@neuro.duke.edu.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Research Technician
Immediate opening for a Research Technician in the primary culture assay development group


- Dissection of striatal and cortical tissue from embryonic rats and mice

- Primary culture of rodent striatal and cortical neurons and astroglia

-Transfection and transduction of primary neurons

-Use of automated liquid handling instruments to dispense cells and solutions into multiwell plates

-Plasmid preparation, cloning, PCR and genotyping

-Preparation of lab reagent stocks and media

-Supply ordering

-Data analysis and presentation of experimental results at internal meetings

Qualifications: Background should include a B.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or related field and some laboratory experience in academic and/or industrial research >setting. Experience with tissue dissection and culturing of primary cells, preferably neuronal, is highly desirable. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills >including the ability to work in a team environment are essential.

Linda Kaltenbach, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Center for Drug Discovery
4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27704
E-mail: kaltenbach@neuro.duke.edu