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Postdoctoral Associate - Psychiatry - Beh Med Div - Peterchev Team

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  181009
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Sep 1, 2022

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.


Duke University

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Power Electronics


We seek a highly-motivated individual to conduct research on modular multilevel power electronic circuits with high output fidelity. Such advanced circuits can enable various applications including novel biomedical devices for diagnostic and therapeutic noninvasive brain stimulation, which is the focus of this position. These applications call for the use of latest wide-bandgap semiconductor devices combined with innovative circuit topologies and control to achieve high-power high-bandwidth operation. This research project offers opportunities for significant contributions in both power electronics and biomedical engineering.


This project is led by Dr. Angel Peterchev at Duke, and involves several labs at other institutions. The project provides unique opportunities to gather experience in biomedical applications that are typically not well known in conventional power electronics. The strong interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Duke is ideal for translational research.


An earned PhD and previous experience in power electronics with skills in circuit design, PCB layout, and experimental work is required as are good communication skills. Previous experience with wide-bandgap semiconductors, modular multilevel converters, inductive load drivers, wireless power transfer, and/or magnetic field generation is advantageous but not required.


This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development. Duke University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.


For consideration please email a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references as a .pdf file attachment to:


Angel V. Peterchev, PhD

Associate Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Neurosurgery

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