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Faculty

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Staff & Post-Doctoral

Research Engineer – Diagnostics

We are seeking a research engineer to work in a multidisciplinary research team in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in the laboratory of Prof. Ashutosh Chilkoti under the supervision of senior scientists on the development of point-of-care in vitro diagnostics.

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, and proficiency with CAD/CAM software, 3-D printing, biological assays, and microfluidics are desirable.

Proactivity in executing/completing tasks, strong organizational skills, and ability to commit to three (3) years or greater are also highly desirable. Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply, send a single PDF that contains cover letter, CV, and name and contact information of three (3) references to: krissey.lloyd@duke.edu

Lab Research Analyst I

Job Description

A Research Analyst I position is immediately available in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Tissue Engineering laboratory of Biomedical Engineering Department at Duke University under Professor Nenad Bursac.

Responsibilities: mammalian cell culture, human iPS cell culture, RT-PCR, gene sub-cloning, mini and maxi prep, lentivirus preparation, immunofluorescence staining, and immunoblotting.

Should be able to work alone and in team, review related scientific literature to troubleshoot encountered problems and improve on existing methodologies.

Will occasionally train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Qualifications:  B.S. degree in biology or related field with significant experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology and biochemical techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education: Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or other directly related scientific field.

Experience: Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

How to Apply

Apply at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply

Search for Job Requisition Number 401200054

Duke Entity:  DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham  (Note this is a full-time, day shift position.)

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Post-Doctoral Positions

Postdoc Position: Biomaterials Immunology

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, to pursue research in Immune Engineering and Biomaterials Immunology. The project involves designing peptide-based supramolecular materials for applications as active immunotherapies against autologous targets.  For example, a recent formulation of these materials is being investigated as a treatment for chronic inflammation.

Please see recent publications and the following webpage for descriptions of research in the Collier Lab: http://collier.pratt.duke.edu/

We offer a competitive salary and a collegial work environment.  Applicants must have completed a PhD in immunologically related research. Backgrounds in Immunology, Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering, or related fields would be appropriate, with preference for candidates with strong research experience studying immunologically active materials.

Please email a CV and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Joel Collier at joel.collier@duke.edu

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.

 

Postdoc Position: Neural Engineering/Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position in neural engineering with an emphasis on experimental neuroscience is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. The research, supported by a new NIH Brain Initiative award, aims to determine the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on the activity of single neurons in behaving non-human primates. The project includes opportunities for collaboration with investigators in Engineering, Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. The postdoctoral fellow would receive interdisciplinary training in innovative technologies that would prepare them for future independent research in diverse areas of engineering and neuroscience.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in biomedical or electrical engineering, neurobiology, or a related field and have experience or a dedicated interest in neurophysiology and research involving non-human primates. Candidates should have a strong experimental background, academic history, and publication record, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficiency in quantitative analysis, statistics, and programming. Please email a description of research experience and goals, a CV that includes publications, and the names and contact information of three (3) references directly to Dr. Marc Sommer at marc.sommer@duke.edu.

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.

 

Postdoc Positions: Regenerative Medicine, Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Research

Multiple postdoctoral associate positions are immediately available in the Bursac Lab. Areas of focus include:

  • Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Genome Editing for Striated Muscle Regeneration
  • Use of Human Skeletal Muscle Organoids for Studies and Treatment of Muscle Disease
  • Cardiac Tissue Engineering

For more information, please visit bursaclab.pratt.duke.edu/positions.

 

Postdoc Position: Image Processing

There is an immediate opening in the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Laboratory at Duke University Biomedical Engineering Department (http://www.duke.edu/~sf59) for a Postdoctoral Research Associate interested in interdisciplinary applications of image processing with emphasis on Adaptive Optics (AO) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Applicants with expertise (and publications) in AO-SLO/OCT hardware design and implementation will be also considered.

Post-doc will be supervised by Prof. Sina Farsiu in collaboration with Prof. Joseph A. Izatt and other senior professors from Duke University Biomedical Engineering Department, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and Duke University School of Medicine.

Requirement: PhD in EE, BME, or CS. Previous experience in ophthalmic sciences or optical coherence tomography is a plus but not necessary.

The candidate must have a demonstrated strong background in image processing, especially image segmentation, as evidenced by publication of papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals (TIP, PAMI, TMI, BOE, CVPR, etc) in the past three years.

Candidates will be considered for a wide range of interdisciplinary projects funded by NIH in VIP laboratory. Projects can be chosen based on the interests and background of the individual candidate.

The positions will remain open until filled. Interested candidates may send CV in PDF format to sina.farsiu@duke.edu.

 

Postdoc Position: Protein Engineering for Tools in Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position in developing protein tools for neuroscience is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. The lab is interested in expanding the set of tools to optically record and control neural activity using novel protein tools and microscopy tools. Recent publications of the lab are geared toward optical voltage imaging (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/11/18/science.aab0810.full). This opportunity also includes training in innovative microscopy technologies and animal preparations. The interdisciplinary projects in the lab will include opportunities for collaboration with investigators in Engineering, Biology, and Neurobiology at Duke. Together, the diverse opportunities for research will prepare candidates to establish an independent research program in modern neuroscience, investigating the complete pathway from molecular biology to animal behavior.

Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biophysics, neuroscience, neurobiology, molecular or cell biology, or related fields with strong experimental background, academic history, and publication record. Because of the broad nature of studies in protein engineering and neuroscience, experience in the following could significantly improve the depth and reach of undertaken projects:

  • Molecular biology
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Basic programming
  • Oral and written communication

Qualified candidates should submit a CV, the names and contact information of three (3) references, and cover letter with description of research interests directly to Yiyang Gong at neuroscience.toolbox@gmail.com.

Webpage: http://neurotoolbox.pratt.duke.edu/

 

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.
Rooney Family Associate Professor
Investigator, Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Director, Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Duke University

Durham, NC
 USA
Phone: 919-613-2147
Email: charles.gersbach@duke.edu
Webpage: http://gersbach.bme.duke.edu