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.

Duke BME Faculty Expansion Initiative

Duke Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has entered into a phase of rapid growth. This expansion is motivated by the recognition that we are on the cusp of a new era, driven by the revolutionary changes in how biomedical research will be performed and how it will alter the practice of medicine in the near future. Biomedical engineering, located at the nexus of the physical and biomedical sciences, will play a major role in enabling these advances. To capitalize on the opportunity offered by this rapidly changing landscape, in 2014-2015 we added four new faculty to our ranks and plan to recruit another 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the next four to five years.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Tenure Track Positions

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Research Faculty Positions

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Professor of the Practice Positions

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Post-Doctoral Positions

Postdoc Associate: Large-scale hemodynamic simulations

The Randles Lab has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct applied research in the area of large-scale hemodynamic simulations.

We are interested in questions that are of crucial importance for vascular disease research, and we use mathematical and computational techniques to approach them. In particular, we are coupling a kinetic representation of fluid mechanics with a deformable representation of suspended bodies and vessel walls to create patient-specific simulations of hemodynamics.

Such methods are extremely computationally intense and require use of large-scale supercomputers. The focus of the candidate will be on the development and application of multiscale/multiphysics software to study the localization and progression of disease. The position is available for immediate hire with a two-year term and opportunity for additional annual renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing or Computational Biology.
  • Strong programming skills
  • Experience with C or C++ programming language
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports and papers and to deliver scientific presentations.
  • Publication record in peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences.
  • Experience with the lattice Boltzmann method is preferred

Qualified candidates should submit a CV, three references, and cover letter with description of research interests directly to Amanda Randles at amanda.randles@duke.edu.


Postdoc Associate: High-performance scientific computing

The Randles Lab has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct applied research and development in the area of high-performance scientific computing.

The focus of the candidate will be on research and software development in the computational fluid-structure interaction domain with the goal to improve or develop new algorithms for multicore architectures. This work will be completed as part of a wider multidisciplinary team developing patient-specific hemodynamic models to provide insight into the development and progression of disease.

To date, the code scales with high efficiency to 1.6 million cores of the Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. The candidate will develop methods to scale the application on heterogeneous architectures including GPUs. This position is available for immediate hire with a two-year term and opportunity for additional annual renewal contingent on performance and funding availability.

The successful candidate will have: a PhD in Computer Science, Scientific Computing, or Applied Mathematics, strong programming skills, experience with GPU programming, and experience with MPI and parallel programming.

Qualified candidates should submit a CV, three references, and cover letter with description of research interests directly to Amanda Randles at amanda.randles@duke.edu.


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

Research Engineer

An opportunity exists to join a research team developing and deploying technology for brain stimulation. Brain stimulation devices are increasingly used to study the brain, treat neurological and psychiatric disorders, and enhance cognitive performance.

We seek a motivated individual who is interested and experienced in hands-on development and support of electronic instrumentation. This is a full-time position with university benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for exposure to exciting engineering projects in both research and clinical settings.

The position involves interactions with a multidisciplinary team of engineering, neuroscience, and clinical researchers, as well as companies supplying commercial equipment. Skills commensurate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering are required, including strong hands-on experience with design, simulation, construction, programming, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting of electronic hardware. The candidate must be meticulous in carrying out and documenting assignments.

For consideration, submit a resume and the names and contact information of three professional references as a .pdf file attachment to:

Angel V. Peterchev, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Email:  angel.peterchev@duke.edu

Duke University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.


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