Postdoc Positions at Duke
Below are some of the postdoctoral positions available at Duke University. Please note that this list is NOT comprehensive. If you do not see a position in your area of interest, you should directly contact Duke faculty who are working in your research area(s) to inquire about possible positions.
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|Position Title||Department||Job Description||Deadline to apply|
|Postdoctoral Associates, Genetic Association Studies of Human Aging, Health and Lifespan||Biodemography of Aging Research Unit||
Two new postdoctoral research opportunities are available in the newly organized Biodemography of Aging Research Unit at the Center for Population Health and Aging, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Duke is a world class educational and research institution. It is consistently listed among top 10 universities in the USA and around the globe. We are looking for open-minded postdoctoral investigators who can apply cross-disciplinary approaches to resolving challenging research questions in areas of genetics of human aging, complex diseases, and longevity. The research agenda will involve analyses of genetic associations with aging/health/longevity phenotypes using large sets of human genetic and phenotypic longitudinal data, including Framingham Study, CHS, MESA, ARIC, HRS, and LOADFS. Research will also be performed using advanced functional genomics tools for the interpretation of results and for obtaining new insights into the roles of genetic factors in aging, age-associated health decline,and longevity. Our interdisciplinary research team includes outstanding scientists with diverse backgrounds in genetics, epidemiology, statistical modeling, medical biology, demography, and other fields, who pursue cutting edge research on aging. A broad objective is a better understanding of mechanisms connecting physical aging, age-associated health decline and lifespan, and genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity of aging and longevity - through association studies, advanced biological concepts, bio-statistical modeling, functional genomics approaches, and in-depth biological interpretation of results. Our team has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers on related topics during last decade (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=yashin+a%5Bauthor%5D).
|Sunday, November 30, 2014|
|Duke Law & Biosciences Postdoctoral Fellowship Program||Duke Science & Society||
Duke University Science & Society invites applications for the 2015-2016 Law & Biosciences Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This fellowship is intended for individuals with a doctoral degree (JD, PhD, MD, DPhil) who are interested in an academic or policy career working on issues in science and society, with a particular interest in the legal, ethical, and social implications of the biosciences. Science & Society: Duke Science & Society is an interdisciplinary initiative that examines the wide-ranging and integral role of science in social institutions and culture. Science & Society integrates and fosters innovation in related research, education, and engagement at Duke by adopting a pluralistic approach to understanding how science and human endeavors intersect with a specific focus on ethical, legal, and social implications for science. For more information, visit our website at http://www.scienceandsociety.duke.edu.The Fellowship: The Law & Biosciences Fellowship is a residential fellowship that provides an opportunity to become involved in the activities of Science & Society and Duke University, while pursuing independent scholarship at the intersection of science and society. Candidates are offered a one-year position, with a possibility of renewal for a second one-year position. Fellows dedicate approximately one third of their time to supporting the activities of Science & Society, one third of their time supporting the research of the Director of Science & Society, and one third of their time on independent research. Fellows are provided with office space, a competitive stipend, and benefits. Fellowship Responsibilities:Independent scholarship at the intersection of biosciences and law:- Complete at least one mentored research project which culminates in a manuscript of publishable quality- Participate in bioethics conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriateSupport Research of Director of Science & Society:- Provide research support on research projects, presentations, and grant proposals under the supervision of the Director of Science & Society- Draft manuscripts, engage in empirical and qualitative research activities in support of the research projects of the Director of Science & SocietySupport Science & Society activities:- Organize and implement for the master’s program the colloquium series “Contemporary Issues in Bioethics & Science Policy,” which involves coordinating a series of speakers for the course- Help plan and implement Science & Society workshops and events, including the Distinguished Lecture Series and the Science & Society Roundtable- Implement a training program for young researchers interested in learning more about Science & Society topics- Support the work of Science & Society, including research, education, and engagement- Complete other tasks as requested
|Sunday, February 1, 2015|
|Postdoctoral Associate, Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) Processing||Civil and Environmental Engineering||
The project team of Dr. Marc Deshusses at Duke University in collaboration with Dr. Bill Jacoby at the University of Missouri has built a SCWO reactor in a 20’ shipping container on the Duke campus in Durham, North Carolina. The project receives funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Initiative aimed at improving sanitation in developing countries. The team is looking for an experienced engineer to perform a thorough evaluation of the prototype reactor designed to process sewage sludge. The SCWO Process Engineer will be a key member of a small team that will rigorously and methodically test and enhance the design of the reactor. Value engineering and the optimization of process parameters will be employed to minimize energy requirements while enhancing system reliability and safety. System design and component selection will be reviewed to maximize the potential for low cost manufacturing and sustainability.
|Friday, November 21, 2014|
|Postdoctoral Associate, Skeletal Development, Disease, and Repair Mechanisms||Department of Orthopaedic Surgery||
A postdoctoral research position is available in the Hilton Laboratory within the Duke Orthopaedic Cellular, Developmental, and Genome Laboratories at Duke University School of Medicine. The primary research focus of this position will utilize novel mouse genetic and surgical models to study skeletal development, disease, and repair/regeneration with a particular emphasis on identifying underlying molecular mechanisms that contribute to normal skeletal development and repair processes or the pathogenesis of disease. One of the major focuses of the Hilton Lab is to utilize conditional (Cre/LoxP) mutant and transgenic mouse models coupled with primary cell culture and biochemistry to understand the contributions of various signaling pathways to the development and maintenance of the growth plate and joint cartilages, as well as, to skeletal fracture repair and bone regeneration.
|Friday, December 19, 2014|
|Postdoctoral Scholar, Cell Therapy of CNS Damage, Robertson Clinical & Translational Cell Therapy Program [CT2]||Duke University Medical Center||
A postdoctoral position funded by an NIH T32 Training Grant is available immediately for a PhD with laboratory research experience studying neural and/or glial cell biology. Successful candidate will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Scholar with an initial appointment for one year. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
|Friday, December 26, 2014|
|Postdoctoral Associates, Cell Biology & Epigenetics||Cell Biology, Duke School of Medicine||
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Yildirim Lab, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. We are looking for creative, accomplished and highly motivated applicants who are interested in research involving noncoding RNA mediated epigenetic mechanisms and/or spatial organization of gene expression in mammalian systems, and the role of these processes in disease and cancer.
|Friday, February 27, 2015|
|Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory for Cutaneous Immunobiology||Department of Dermatology||
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate with background in skin, immunology, cancer, and/or microbiology to join the newly established Laboratory for Cutaneous Immunobiology in the Department of Dermatology at Duke University in Durham, NC.Our current research focuses on cutaneous innate and adaptive immune responses relevant to skin barrier function as well cancer immune surveillance and escape.
|Friday, December 12, 2014|
|Postdoctoral Associate: Epidemiological, Public Health Research||Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences||
The Postdoctoral Associate will participate in substance use and abuse research projects - surveys and clinical trials. This will provide ample opportunities for secondary data analyses of existing datasets and preparation of research manuscripts for publication.
|Tuesday, November 11, 2014|
|Postdoctoral Associate, Neuroimaging||Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Duke University||
The Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform independent research in the area of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. This position will be working with Dr. Rajendra Morey and will include both pre-clinical and clinical studies, with emphasis on human neuroimaging biomarkers (lab website https://web.duke.edu/moreylab/index.html). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for the design and evaluation of experiments, development of new ideas that promote current research as well as performing quantitative data analysis in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
|Wednesday, December 31, 2014|
|Postdoctoral Associate, Ophthalmology||Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center||
Two NIH funded postdoctoral positions are available at the Duke University Ophthalmology department involving basic ocular science research projects.
|Friday, November 28, 2014|