Employment

Below is a list of current faculty and staff job openings in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Visit the Duke Human Resources site for more Duke job postings.

Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Faculty Position in Synthetic and Systems Biology

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Duke University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of synthetic and systems biology. 

We are seeking exceptional candidates who apply quantitative approaches (computational and/or experimental) to design and construct novel synthetic cellular and molecular systems to control or to understand biological systems at the cellular or tissue levels, for basic biological understanding and for practical applications. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to) quantitative modeling, gene circuit design and engineering, metabolic engineering, protein engineering, microfluidic and miniaturized culture, production and analytic systems, and single-cell analysis.

Successful candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop a first-rate independent research program, to obtain competitive external research funding, and to be committed to outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants at all academic levels are encouraged, but strong preference will be given to candidates at the Assistant Professor level.

Synthetic and systems biology has been identified by the BME department as a critical area for growth. At Duke, work in this area is carried out in close interactions and collaborations both within the Pratt School of Engineering and with the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, the Center for Systems Biology, and the School of Medicine. 

Duke University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer that is committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.

Applications should be submitted electronically and must include:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research describing past, present and planned future activities
  • A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • The names and contact information for at least three references

Applications must be received by December 15, 2013, to ensure full consideration.

Chair, Synthetic and Systems Biology Search Committee
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Box 90281
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0281

Submit application materials online to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3461.

Faculty Position in Neural Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of neural engineering.

We are seeking candidates employing quantitative experimental and / or computational approaches to understand, control, and / or restore nervous system function at any level from cellular and molecular through systems analysis and translation. 

Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop a first-rate research program, be capable of obtaining competitive external research funding, and actively participate in and be committed to outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants at all academic levels are encouraged, but strong preference will be given to candidates at the Assistant Professor level.

Duke University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer that is committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.

Applications should be submitted electronically and must include:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research describing past, present and planned future activities;
  • Statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and,
  • Names and contact information for at least three references.

Applications must be received by December 15, 2013, to ensure full consideration.

Submit application materials online to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3299.

Research Faculty Positions

  • No positions available at this time.

Professor of the Practice Positions

  • No positions available at this time.

Post-Doctoral Positions

Postdoc position: Gene therapy, regenerative medicine, genetic reprogramming and protein engineering

A postdoctoral position in gene therapy, regenerative medicine, genetic reprogramming, and protein engineering is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.  The position is associated with an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for engineering enhanced morphogenetic factors for genetic reprogramming and regenerative medicine.  This interdisciplinary project includes opportunities for collaboration with investigators in Engineering, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Medical Genetics at Duke.  This project also includes training in innovative technologies that can serve as a foundation for future research projects in diverse areas of medicine and basic science.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in biomedical engineering, molecular or cell biology, genetics, pharmacy/pharmacology or related field and have experience and interests in protein engineering, stem cell differentiation, genetic reprogramming, and/or regenerative medicine.  Candidates should have a strong experimental background, academic history, and publication record, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Candidates should email a CV with publication record, a description of research interests, and the names and contact information of 3 possible references directly to Dr. Charles Gersbach at charles.gersbach@duke.edu.  Additional information about the research group is available at http://gersbach.bme.duke.edu.

Charles A. Gersbach, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Duke University, 
Durham, NC

Phone: 919-684-1129
Fax: 919-684-6492
Email: charles.gersbach@duke.edu
Webpage: http://gersbach.bme.duke.edu

Laboratory Staff Research Positions

Associate in Research

Requirements for the position: BS or higher degree in Engineering, plus at least two years experience in optics laboratory work including optical design and optical system assembly. Skills in Matlab and/or C/C++ programming required. Skills in electronics prototyping and mechanical design (Solidworks) would be helpful.

Initial term: 12 months, beginning ASAP.

Duties: Conduct research in optical coherence tomography technology development, including optical design, prototyping, and testing. Participation in preparation and presentation of research results. Computer programming in Matlab and C/C++. Position involves supporting extensive collaborative activities with Duke Medical School faculty, including conducting collaborative animal and human subjects research studies at Duke Hospital and Duke BME. Position also involves limited administrative support of PI's laboratory including financial accounting and laboratory safety assurance.

This position reports directly to Professor Joseph A. Izatt. Candidates should email their CV and contact information for references directly to Professor Izatt:

Joseph A. Izatt, Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Duke University
Office: 2573 CIEMAS
136 Hudson Hall
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-660-5128;  Fax: 919-613-9144
Email: jizatt@duke.edu
Duke webpage: http://www.bme.duke.edu/faculty/joseph-izatt

Staff Positions

  • No positions available at this time.