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, Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

We are seeking motivated candidates for 1-2 postdoctoral research positions at the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center. The position is available immediately.  The overall duties and responsibilities for this position are: 1) to develop hypothesis-driven approaches to improve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using mouse animal model or to identify novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of multiple myeloma; 2) to perform experiments and collect data, and to evaluate experimental data and establish the relevance to experimental problems under investigation; 3) to prepare research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books, and other media; and 4) to train and direct support personnel. 

Friday, October 24, 2014
Post Doctoral Associate Medicine - Hematology

Seeking motivated candidate for post-doctoral research position in the Division of Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy / Adult Bone Marrow Transplant. Candidate should have interest or prior research experience in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using mouse animal models or in the development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Duties and responsibilities: 1) to develop hypothesis driven approaches to improve hematopoietic stem cell tansplantation using mouse animal model or to imrpove our understanding of myeloma pathogenesis and treatment; 2) to perform experiments and collect data and to evaluate experimental data and establish the relevance to experimental problems under investigation; 3) to prepare research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books, and other media; 4) train and direct support technicians. Prior experiences in mouse bone marrow transplant models and in molecular signal transduction pathways preferred. If interested, please send a cover letter describing research interests, CV, and 3 references with contact information to Dr. Yubin Kang at

Friday, October 31, 2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC Duke Marine Lab

The Hunt lab at Duke University’s Marine Laboratory ( is hiring a postdoctoral associate in the area of bacterial-phytoplankton interactions focusing on heterotrophic bacteria.  The postdoctoral associate will be mentored by Dr. Dana Hunt but the project involves extensive collaborative with the Rynearson lab at the University of Rhode Island (  Responsibilities and Duties: The postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for analysis of the gene expression component of the project and will be working with high-throughput transcriptomic data and physiological data to tease apart diatom-bacteria interactions. Additionally, the postdoctoral associate will develop novel methods for examining small-scale spatial interactions between these organisms.  While largely lab-based, there will also be opportunities for fieldwork examining interactions in uncultured organisms as part of the Pivers’ Island Coastal Observatory (PICO) time series.  Responsibilities include dissemination of results in publications and presentations, contributions to the functioning of the lab, and assistance with graduate and undergraduate student mentoring.  

Friday, December 19, 2014
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 progression.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be housed at the new Duke Molecular Physiology Institute under the supervision of Dr. Gregory, but they will also be co-mentored by Dr. Armstrong.


  • Establishing experimental approaches and design in conjunction with PI (Dr. Andrew J Armstrong) and Co-PI (Dr. Simon Gregory).
  • Analyze and interpret data and synthesize these findings into manuscripts for publication and/or formatted for the submission of grants.
  • Participate in Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Gregory’s ongoing lab meetings and as part of a multicenter effort to determine the molecular predictors of response to systemic therapies in the castration-resistant disease setting.
Friday, September 19, 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.


  • Conduct a variety of investigations in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures and specialized laboratory techniques in the analysis of materials under experimentation.
  • Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Prepare tissue and specimens for complex procedures, and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses.
  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Confer with principal investigator in determining specific experiments to be included in the research protocol and to discuss the interpretation of results.
  • Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
  • Supervise, train and instruct students, fellows or lower level personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Submit IACUC amendments, IBC amendments, and animal protocol renewals.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Monday, September 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. The work will involve extensive efforts towards electrophysiological recording as well as biochemistry of ion channels and transporters.  The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art facilities for electrophysiology, protein biochemistry, and structural biology.

Friday, September 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. Joseph A. Izatt  and other senior professors from Duke University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Biomedical Engineering Department and Duke University School of Medicine.


Candidates will be considered for a wide range of interdisciplinary projects funded by NIH at VIP laboratory ( ) .  Projects can be chosen based on the interests and background of the individual candidate.


Monday, September 8, 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.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Postdoctoral Associate, Chronic Disease and Clinical Epidemiology 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.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Quantitative Postdoctoral Position (Substance Abuse, Epidemiology, Clinical Trials) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Unive

This position entails:

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


Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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