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A great place to work

Duke University is a:

  • Chronicle of Higher Education Great College to Work For
  • Professional Woman’s Magazine Best of the Best College and University Employer
  • Forbes Best Employer and Best Employer for Diversity

Durham, NC—our hometown—is regularly listed among the best places in the United States to live, work and raise a family.

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Committed to Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion

Duke University is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. The university prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies.

Equal employment and educational opportunities are provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Duke University also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Duke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as a national exemplar.

Open Positions


Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Building upon our commitment to foster an inclusive and equitable environment, the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invites highly qualified applications for a tenure-track faculty position at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants for the positions must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, and show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development.

Review of applications will start immediately, and applications received before January 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. We expect to hire for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Research Faculty Positions

  • No positions available at this time

Professor of the Practice Positions

  • The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC) invites applications for a full-time, teaching-focused Lecturer or Professor of the Practice position at all levels. This non-tenure-track, regular-rank position will serve as a primary instructor of undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical engineering and will participate with a team of faculty in service and education-related activities in the department. We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in teaching. 

    We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in teaching. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2021, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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Laboratory Seeking Link
Michael Tadross Recent PhDs in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related discipline Info and apply »
Charles Gersbach PhDs in biomedical engineering, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, or related field Info and apply »
Marc Sommer
biomedical or electrical engineering, neurobiology, or a related field and have experience or a dedicated interest in neurophysiology and research involving non-human primates. Info and apply »
Sina Farsiu PhDs in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or computer science Info and apply »
Nenad Bursac PhDs for a number of post-doctoral fellow positions Info and apply »
George Truskey Recent PhDs in biomedical engineering or related field  Info and apply »
Sharon Gerecht
Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Life sciences, or another related field and have significant research experience in stem cells. Info and apply »
Sharon Gerecht
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Life sciences, or another related field and have significant research experience in biomaterials. Info and apply »
Nenad Bursac
Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Bursac Lab at Duke University. The focus of the work will be on the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to study skeletal and cardiac muscle biology, disease, and regeneration. Qualified candidates should possess a PhD or MD/PhD degree in cell and molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. Info and apply »

Associates in Research

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George Truskey

Graduates with bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering or related field. 

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Sharon Gerecht
Graduates with master's degree in biomedical engineering or related field. Five years related experience, specifically with genetic manipulation of mammalian cells and cloning.
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Ashutosh Chilkoti

We are seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time position to help develop a point-of-care diagnostic platform for breast cancer detection. The research associate will also contribute towards other projects involving biointerface science and surface chemistry, and drug monitoring.

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Warren Grill

Graduates with bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, physics, math or computer science.

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Nenad Bursac

The Bursac Lab at Duke University, Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking an individual with strong experience in animal surgery and handling. Qualifications include BS, MS, PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent degrees in physiology, veterinary medicine, medicine, or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences.

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Research Analyst

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Nenad Bursac

B.S. degree in biology, biomedical engineering, or related fields with at least 2-4 year experience in lab management, mammalian cell culture, and molecular biology techniques. Experience with Duke ordering system is highly desirable. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until position is filled.

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G. Allan Johnson

Digital Image Analyst. Work requires a bachelor's degree in biology or directly related scientific field. Require technical competence in operating complex systems. Software competence in MATLAB, C, Python or related programming.

Contact Tawynna Gordon at with CV or Resume. Any questions can be addressed to the same email.