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 Description Application Deadline
Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular Physiology Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

The Duke University School of Medicine has a position available for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct basic and translational research to identify the diagnostic and prognostic/predictive biomarkers associated with the development of prostate cancer from circulating tumor cells.  The Postdoctoral Associate will be required to become acquainted with the epidemiology and etiology and treatments of the disease so as to use genomic approaches, namely copy number (array CGH) and sequence variation (exome sequencing), to understand the mechanism of disease development, treatment response, and p

Sat, 09/27/2014
Research Associate Senior, Pediatrics Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology

Our lab investigates mouse models of brain tumors to unravel novel mechanisms of brain tumor pathogenesis and to develop/evaluate novel therapies. We are looking for a qualified and enthusiastic individual to help manage our transgenic mouse colony as well as lead an independent project in the lab.


Mon, 09/22/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Biochemistry Biochemistry, Duke School of Medicine

A NIH-postdoctoral position is available in the field of electrophysiology. The background information for the laboratory is available at The information for the project involved can be found with the reference: Lee et al, Cell. 2014 Jun 5; 157(6):1393-404. Research in the lab is aimed at developing specific inhibitors against certain ion channels as well as understanding their molecular mechanisms.

Fri, 09/12/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering

There is an immediate opening at Duke University Biomedical Engineering Department for a Postdoctoral Associate interested in interdisciplinary applications of image processing with emphasis on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and adaptive optics. The postdoc will be supervised by Prof. Sina Farsiu in collaboration with Prof.

Mon, 09/08/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Cardiology Medicine, Division of Cardiology

The laboratory of Dr. Sudarshan Rajagopal in the Division of Cardiology/Department of Medicine (Duke University Medical Center) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to study cell signaling networks in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The goal of this project is to characterize changes in G protein coupled receptor signaling pathways associated with the development of PAH in mouse and rat models of disease.

Sat, 08/30/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, General Internal Medicine Medicine/General Internal Medicine

Duke Division of General Internal Medicine is seeking a motivated candidate for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate position. The position will work directly with a senior faculty member on research focused on improving quality and access to care for patients with chronic illnesses, with special emphasis on studies in ethnic/race disparities in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation. Work will also focus on ethnic/race disparities in care.

Fri, 10/31/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Genetic Association Studies of Human Aging, Health and Lifespan Center For Population Health and Aging, Duke Population Research Institute

The  Center For Population Health and Aging Interdisciplinary Research Unit at Duke University is the frontier of the cross-boundary science of aging, with internationally recognized team that successfully explores genetic and non-genetic mechanisms connecting physiological aging, health decline and longevity and has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers on the topic in last decade (see,23346098,23641255,22607627,22533364).

Fri, 08/15/2014
Quantitative Postdoctoral Position (Substance Abuse, Epidemiology, Clinical Trials) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

This position entails:

  • Analyzing longitudinal datasets
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Assisting with research projects
  • Preparing reports
  • Writing manuscripts


Wed, 12/31/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Dermatology Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center

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.

Fri, 08/15/2014
Postdoctoral Associate (Image Analysis/Computer Vision/ Machine Learning) Duke Department of Radiology

Duke University School of Medicine is a world renowned institution for biomedical research and patient care. Its Radiology Department is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Currently, we are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to participate in a new research program focused on development of computational decision and education aids in radiology with focus on medical image analysis using computer vision algorithms and modeling of radiologists' decision process using machine learning and data mining algorithms.

Fri, 08/15/2014