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, Medicine-Cardiology Duke Department of Medicine-Cardiology

A postdoctoral position is available to study the roles of ubiquitination in GPCR trafficking and signaling.  This is an entry-level postdoctoral position but one year of previous postdoctoral experience is acceptable.  My group is interested in identifying novel mechanisms of GPCR regulation and signal transduction.  We employ a wide range of techniques ranging from in vitro assays to animal models.

Fri, 06/13/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Modeling Human Skeletal Muscle Disease Using Patient-specific Cells. Biomedical Engineering

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the area of human skeletal muscle tissue engineering and disease modeling. The goal of the project is the development of methodologies to fabricate miniature human skeletal muscle tissues using primary cells from human muscle biopsies as well as muscle stem cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). These engineered muscle microtissues will be applied to understand the mechanisms and promote treatment of Pompe disease (glucogen storage disease type II) and different types of muscle dystrophy.

Fri, 05/09/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Immunology Department of Medicine

The Sarantopoulos laboratory seeks an independently motivated PhD or MD/PhD immunology trained postdoctoral associate. Research is aimed at dissecting the mechanisms underlying immune toxicity or graft versus host disease caused by allogeneic stem cell transplantation. In particular, pathways underpinning maintenance of B-cell tolerance after HCT are investigated. Laboratory studies are conducted using both patient samples and murine models. The basic research conducted is highly translational.

Thu, 06/05/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Pathology Pathology

The Hoffman laboratory is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIH-funded project in translational hemostasis/thrombosis.  Be part of a team working to better understand mechanisms of thrombosis and develop an RNA aptamer-based therapeutic for management of thrombotic disorders.  The successful applicant will be expected to rapidly assume a leadership role in designing and executing experiments and presenting the results in written and oral formats.  The PI is committed to supporting the development of the successful applicant as a scientist and colleague.

Sat, 05/10/2014
Postdoctoral Position, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Duke Cancer Institute

We are seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position in the Hanks Lab which focuses on Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy at the Duke Cancer Institute.  Our research goal is to discover key novel regulators of dendritic cell tolerogenesis in the tumor microenvironment with a focus on melanoma and breast cancer.  Toward that goal, we utilize multiple immunologic assays and transgenic mouse models.  We aim to perform further mechanistic studies of identified tolerogenic factors and examine their suitability as therapeutic targets.  Duke University offers a highly

Fri, 05/09/2014
Postdoctoral Associates, Duke Human Vaccine Institute Duke Human Vaccine Institute

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology-Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for Postdoctoral Associates in Immunology/Microbiology.

Wed, 04/30/2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Neurology Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center

The laboratory of Dr. Chiba-Falek is seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral associate to study the genetic factors and molecular mechanisms underlying a group of neurodegenerative diseases, Œsynucleinopathies¹. The goal of the project is to identify regulatory variants in the non-coding regions of the SNCA gene and explore their functional contribution to a broader spectrum of LB pathologies. The project involves observational studies in human brain tissues complemented by bioinformatics analyses and cell-based model experiments.

Wed, 04/30/2014