We are always excited to hear from individuals interested in joining our group. Our lab is housed within the Department of Pediatrics within the Duke University School of Medicine and can offer a unique and robust training experience in clinically-translatable basic science uncovering the genetic and molecular causes of sudden cardiac death in children and young adults.
FOR POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS
We are accepting applications for post-doctoral research fellows.
Requirements for this position are 1) a track record of success as a graduate student in the life-sciences as defined by authored publications, 2) ability to clearly communicate scientifically, both through formal presentations and in writing, 3) strong work ethic and high attention to detail, and 4) a desire to study cardiovascular diseases and to explore the translational interface between genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, and clinical medicine.
Highly preferred skills for applicants to have, and to be able to function independently, are 1) mammalian cell/tissue culture, 2) mouse-handling and husbandry, 3) basic molecular biology techniques (DNA purification, PCR, qPCR, cloning, etc.) and biochemistry techniques (Western blot, co-IP, etc). Individuals with patch-clamp experience are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief statement of interest, and at least 2 letters of reference attesting to the above skills to Dr. Landstrom.
FOR DUKE GRADUATE STUDENTS
We are a part of the Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG) and Duke University Program on Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) training programs. We are able to host graduate students associated with these programs and welcome all students who might be interested in rotating through the lab.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Landstrom.
FOR DUKE MEDICAL STUDENTS
Interested students can contact Dr. Landstrom.
FOR POST BACS
We are proud of our partnership with the Duke BIGGER Program (Bridging the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research) through the Duke CTSI which allows us to host post-bac students following completion of undergraduate training.
FOR DUKE UNDERGRADS
For the first semester, undergraduates have the option of obtaining course credit through the Department of Biology by taking Biol293 “Independent Study in Biology”, typically with Eric Spana (Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies) serving as the University-side faculty sponsor. More information and the Study Form can be found here. A second option is to volunteer in the lab without Independent Study credit. The goals of the semester are to become introduced with the lab, introduced to a project, and complete all needed trainings and certifications with other requirements for Independent Study if the undergraduate choses to participate.
For the subsequent semesters working in the lab beyond the first, undergraduates can enroll in CellBiol 493 “Independent Study in Cell Biology” course for class credit. To do this, undergraduates should completed the required Independent Study Form found in through the Department of Cell Biology here, send it to Dr. Landstrom for his signature, then forward to Department of Cell Biology. More information can be found here.
Interested students should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Landstrom.
FOR VOLUNTEERS & FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES
We enjoy the opportunity to host volunteers and foreign medical graduates in the lab. While we cannot accept all applicants who are interested in joining the lab, we find that the following types of individuals are generally given priority for consideration: 1) available for long-term projects and can commit to a full-time research project for at least 12 months, 2) previous wet lab experience, 3) strong communication skills. Further, those with established funding to support travel to the lab are encouraged to apply as funding for a paid position is not typically available.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief statement of interest, and at least 2 letters of references attesting to work experience and motivation to wanting research training to Dr. Landstrom.
In most cases, a J-1 visa as a “Visiting Scholar” will necessary. Additional information regarding visa services can be found at Duke University Visa Office Website. In addition, they can be reached by email at email@example.com. Note that there may be a requirement to carry health insurance during your visit.