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 Associate-Genomics of Gene Regulation Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

 A Postdoctoral Associate position is available to investigate the effects of genetic variation on genome activity and gene regulation.  Genome-wide association studies have clearly established that genetic variation that alters gene regulation is a major contributor to disease. A major focus of the Reddy Lab at Duke is developing and applying novel high-throughput experimental strategies to measure the effects of non-coding genetic variation on genomic regulatory activity. The postdoctoral associate will have a major responsibility in the continued development of these experimental strategies, with particular application to aspects of maternal health during pregnancy. The research will rely heavily on high-throughput sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, giving the successful candidate extensive hands-on exposure to these cutting-edge techniques.For more information about the Reddy Lab and the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, please visit and The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on a renewable one-year contract with the expectation of at least a three-year term.   

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Dermatology Department of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center

We are seeking a talented postdoctoral fellow to investigate gene regulatory mechanisms mediating epidermal growth, inflammation and carcinogenesis. Our lab uses cell culture, regenerated human skin tissues and genetic animal models to perform functional and mechanistic studies.Additional information about us is available at and

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Postdoc in Genetics and Cell Biology of Infection and Autoimmunity Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

A postdoctoral position is available studying human genetic variation in the cell biology of host-pathogen interactions and how this information can be leveraged for improving human health. Our lab carries out genome-wide studies using high-throughput cell biology to identify naturally occurring human genetic differences that impact host responses to bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoal pathogens. We then use a combination of experimental, computational, and translational approaches to validate findings, discover mechanisms, and examine clinical significance. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a background in cell biology, host-pathogen interactions, immunology and/or genomics to design, carry out, and analyze experimental studies on mechanisms underlying how genetic variants impact cell biological traits and human disease. The successful applicant will join a vibrant research community doing cutting-edge research at Duke University Medical Center.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Surgery Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in immunology to do research in the Innate Immunology in Transplantation Laboratory.  Our laboratory focuses on the activation of allospecific T cells by innate immune agonists.  We are particularly focused on tissue injury in the setting of organ transplantation and how this injury leads to immune activation.  Our laboratory is on the 3rd floor of Jones Bldg and you will be working with Drs. Todd Brennan and Allan Kirk.  

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Duke Health Preference Research Group Duke Clinical Research Institute/Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

As part of the Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke Clinical Research Institute is known for conducting groundbreaking multinational clinical trials, managing major national patient registries, and performing landmark outcomes and health policy research. DCRI research spans multiple medical, statistical, and social science disciplines. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical care, research and education, being the one of only two orthopaedic departments in the United States to be ranked in the top 10 in each of these three categories. The department is committed to developing scientists who work alongside clinicians to invent the future of musculoskeletal care.The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Duke Health Preference Research group at the Duke Clinical Research Institute are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in health-preference research and medical decision-making. The group specializes in survey research to elicit and quantify preferences of patients, physicians, and other stakeholders for features and outcomes of medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical interventions using rigorous utility-theoretic discrete-choice experiments and experimental behavioral methods. The studies apply state-of-the-art methods, including advanced statistical analysis. These studies are in demand by regulatory agencies, industry, and academia. The group currently has several ongoing research projects, but also offers opportunities to develop new sponsored research in this field. Members of the collaborative group include internationally recognized thought leaders in preference research, health economics and clinician researchers. The positionfs joint location in a clinical department and research institute offers an excellent environment for professional growth and development, including co-authored publications. The group is committed to fostering a collegial research environment and providing strong mentorship in developing conceptual expertise and empirical research skills. The position is currently available and will be filled as soon as possible.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate Pediatric Endocrinology

A postdoctoral position is available in the MacIver Laboratory in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.  Funding is available for up to 3 years.  The MacIver laboratory is focused on Nutritional Immunology and Immunometabolism.  We explore the effects of large changes in nutrition (such as malnutrition or obesity) on T cell immunity, using both human cells and mouse models.  T cell changes in malnutrition or obesity can lead to altered infection response, autoimmunity, and inflammation. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University Medical Center is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for a one year appointment to work on several high-dimensional research projects.  The specific goals of the project are to identify genes or molecular markers that are predictive of clinical outcomes in renal and prostate cancer and to validate the signatures.  This position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as possible.  Appointment could be extended beyond the first year based on additional funding.  For more information about the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, please visit our website:              

Saturday, May 30, 2015
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