Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  73528
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jun 21, 2024

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


Postdoctoral Associate in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Duke University is seeking a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics ( within the School of Medicine. Duke University is regularly ranked among the top research institutions in the US and worldwide. Duke University School of Medicine is ranked among country’s top 10 medical schools and is located in Durham, NorthCarolina. 

Position Description: The overall goal of this position is to develop new high-throughput technologies for studying combinatorial gene regulation in the human genome.   The position is funded through a recently awarded NHGRI Center of Excellence (CEGS) in Genome Science. The focus of the Duke CEGS is to develop new and high-throughput technologies to investigate how combinatorial gene regulation contributes to human health and disease. A multidisciplinary team of seven Duke principal investigators leads the project. The postdoctoral associate hired for this position will report directly to PI, Dr. Tim Reddy or PI, Dr. Charles Gersbach.


The successful applicant will lead projects on engineering new and improved CRISPR systems for facile and highly multiplexed genome editing, and deploying those systems to identify gene regulatory mechanisms contributing to a diverse range of human diseases. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in genome and epigenome editing; CRISPR-based disease modeling; protein engineering; and/or high-throughput genetics, genomics, or epigenetics studies.The candidate will work with a team of faculty, clinicians, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and undergraduates conducting research and training on human gene regulation.


Requirements and Expectations: A Ph.D. in  genetics, genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related disciplines is required.  The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated track record of scientific productivity, for example via published manuscripts and/or fellowship funding; experience analyzing data from high-throughput biological experiments; and is excited to work in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary research environment.  This is a 5-year appointment and will be based in Durham, NC. The position will involve travel to annual CEGS meetings once theCOVID-19 pandemic subsides.

Compensation and Benefits: We offer very competitive salary and excellent benefits. Visit the Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Service website at and Duke HR website at for details.

If interested in this position, please apply directly at Duke Careers.  Please upload/attach your cover letter that includes contact information for 2-3 references, your CV and Research Statement (one page or longer).  Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. 


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes goodfaith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Min Degree Requirements: Relevant Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D.,M.D.,D.V.M.). If the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Other Credential/Experiential Requirements: This position is limited to those with no more than 5 years combined of Duke and external postdoctoral experience, or no more than 4 years of Duke experience if that is the only postdoctoral experience.




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


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob 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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh