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
Announcing the Foerster-Bernstein Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program for Women in STEM Office of the Provost, Duke University

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral opportunity for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.  The Foerster-Bernstein Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program will fund three outstanding women researchers in STEM fields for one-year postdoctoral fellowships, beginning as soon as possible. The Foerster-Bernstein Post-Doctoral Fellowships are targeted to women scientists, and each Fellow will work in the research lab of a woman Duke faculty member in a STEM field.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Gastroenterology Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine

The communication between the gut and the brain has fascinated humans for centuries.  But, the cellular underpinnings of this interface have been largely unexplored.  The Bohorquez laboratory at Duke University is dedicated to uncover how the brain knows what the gut feels.  The laboratory seeks a daring scientist to join our mission of unveiling the neural circuits transforming gastrointestinal sensing into behaviors. Our laboratory is part of the Departments of Medicine and Neurobiology.  We use 3D electron microscopy, viral neurotracing, electrophysiology, functional imaging, and behavioral approaches to study gut-brain neural circuits.  The scientist will use optogenetics, electrophysiology, multi-photon microscopy, and novel ex-vivo/in-vivo preparations to understand signal transduction in these neural circuits.  The laboratory is supported by a solid network of core research facilities and has established strategic collaborations beyond the Duke campus.                

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Medical Physics Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Univ Medical Center

The Radiation Oncology Department at Duke University is seeking a qualified Postdoctoral Associate to conduct research in the Medical Physics Division under the guidance of Dr. Jackie Wu and Dr. FangFang Yin. The Medical Physics Division of the Radiation Oncology Department at Duke University has a strong focus on developing novel knowledge guidance models and treatment planning tools for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of radiation therapy. The projects will encompass many aspects of this general direction and therefore will involve knowledge and skills in multiple subject areas and require active collaboration and creative thinking.   

Friday, December 18, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Dermatology Department of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center

We are seeking a recent PhD graduate interested in the study of the regulatory proteins of the NF-kB and JNK signaling pathways in melanoma growth and metastasis. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of MALT1 paracaspase and K63-ubiquitin specific ligases/deubiquitinases in melanoma progression and therapeutics. The new postdoc will use CRISPR and shRNA-mediated gene silencing techniques to perform both in vitro and in vivo studies.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Degradation of Insecticides in Aquatic Ecosystems Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University seeks a postdoctoral associate to study the degradation of insecticides during transport in stream and river ecosystems. The successful candidate for this position will contribute to a newly-initiated collaborative project investigating environmental chemistry and open channel hydraulics in agricultural landscapes of North Carolina.  Specific responsibilities will include (1) laboratory/controlled studies of photo-degradation of specific insecticides (e.g., fipronil), (2) field studies of stream/river flow to constrain realistic environmental boundary conditions, and (3) field studies of degradation using emerging sensor techniques.  This position will include opportunities to collaborate with project personnel in both the Nicholas School and in the Pratt School of Engineering, and to join the growing research group in Ecohydrology and River Science at Duke University. Initial appointment is for 1 year, with renewal for up to 18 months pending performance.  Preferred start date is Sept 15, 2015.

Friday, September 4, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate - B Cell Studies, Department of Immunology Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

The Sarantopoulos Lab is seeking a B-cell enthusiast. We study the role of B cells in the pathophysiology of chronic graft versus host disease using primary patient samples and in murine models. Our studies are aimed at understanding the role of B cells and BAFF in chronic GVHD and anti-leukemia/tumor responses. Our lab previously identified potential therapeutic targets via studies of aberrant B cell activation. Our studies also aim to identify potential anti-tumor B cell activity in patients who have undergone allogeneic stem cell transplantation. A newly acquired R01 grant award has resulted in this new postdoctoral associate position.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Duke Immunology Duke Department of Immunology

The Reinhardt Lab in the Department of Immunology at Duke University is seeking motivated PhD graduates with an interest in immune cell behavior during infectious, malignant, and allergic disease. The lab has generated two novel reporter mouse strains in which to track the function of specific adaptive an innate immune cells in vivo. These mice use Cre-recombinase technology combined with fluorescent proteins to fate-map cell behavior. The postdoc will be responsible for driving two new projects that pertain to these unique in vivo tools. The first is to understand how prior parasitic helminth infection can modulate the development of allergic disease (such as asthma). The second is to address the role that follicular helper T cells and T regulatory cells play in the development and/or progression of B cell lymphoma.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Cardiovascular Medicine Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

We are seeking a recent PhD graduate interested in the study of signaling and trafficking of seven-transmembrane/G-protein-coupled receptors (7TMR/GPCRs). 7TMRs/GPCRs are the largest and most diverse class of signaling receptors in the mammalian genome and the target of nearly half the drugs currently in use. We are interested in the regulation of 7TMRs by deubiquitinases. The postdoc will work on a deubiquitinase knockout mouse that our lab has generated and identify the effects on 7TMR and beta-arrestin signaling pathway(s).

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Pathology Department of Pathology, Duke School of Medicine

The Yiping He lab is part of the Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate to work on a collaborative project dedicated to understanding and treating brain tumors, employing genetically engineered mouse models. We provide a friendly and stimulating research and training environment and encourage individuals who truly enjoy biomedical laboratory research to apply.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Image Analysis, Computer Vision, Modeling Duke Radiology

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories (RAI Labs) of the Department of Radiology, Duke University School of Medicine. The goal of this project is to predict breast cancer aggressiveness using mammographic image features. This research is part of a multi-year radiogenomics project that is funded by the NIH and DOD. The work involves medical image analysis using computer vision algorithms and modeling using machine learning and statistical algorithms. Our team is comprised of an international group of scientists and physicians spanning multiple disciplines including radiology, surgery, engineering, pathology, computational biology, and cancer biology. 

Monday, August 31, 2015


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