Postdoc Positions at Duke

Postdoc Positions at Duke

Below are some of the postdoctoral positions available at Duke University. Please note that this list is NOT comprehensive. If you do not see a position in your area of interest, you should directly contact Duke faculty who are working in your research area(s) to inquire about possible positions. We also recommend that you use Duke Careers and Academic Jobs Online to search for postdoctoral positions.

PLEASE NOTE: As of November 1, 2018, Duke faculty and administrative staff are required to use Duke Success Factors and/or Academic Jobs Online to advertise postdoctoral positions. Please contact your departmental hiring manager and/or HR Management Center for guidelines.


To post on Academic Jobs Online:

  • All Duke University / Medical Center schools, departments, and research groups can post positions free of charge at Academic Jobs Online. Please contact your departmental hiring manager to see if you are also required to post through Duke SuccessFactors.
  • First, check to see if your department is already listed as a Duke employer at
  • If not, submit a New Employer Request Form at After your request has been approved, you will be able to log in to set up your account and post jobs.
  • If you have general questions, email For specific questions on posting Provost's Area positions, email Donna Boyd in the Faculty Affairs Office.

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.

Position Title Department Job Description Deadline
Kenan Institute for Ethics Arete Post-Doctoral Fellowship Kenan Institute for Ethics

Two-year Arete post-doctoral fellowship in the humanities or political science at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Candidates must have completed their PhD within the last three years. The preferred candidate will have teaching experience with...

Postdoctoral Associate - 173351, Duke Human Vaccine Institute Duke Human Vaccine Institute



The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) performs basic and translational research to fight against major infectious diseases. DHVI is seeking...

Postdoctoral Associate - Environmental Health and Toxicology, Nicholas School of the Environment Nicholas School of the Environment

The Meyer laboratory seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on federally-funded projects related to the toxicological effects of pollutants. The Meyer laboratory studies the effects of pollutants and other...

Postdoctoral Associate - Microbial Community Dynamics Nicholas School of the Environment

A collaborative effort centered in the Clark lab at Duke University is recruiting a postdoc in quantitative microbial dynamics. The position is funded by the National...

Postdoctoral Associate in Health Policy Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Educating the next-generation of health policy professionals comes at critical juncture with the US managing a global pandemic, improving clinical trial and real-world evidence development, and growing demands for a flexible regulatory apparatus...

Postdoctoral Associate, Nicholas School of the Environment Nicholas School of the Environment

Duke University invites applications for a fulltime Postdoctoral Associate to join an active research team focused on environmental exposures and children’s health and development. The Scholar will work closely with Dr. Heather Stapleton and Dr....

Postdoctoral Associate – Methane Mitigation Nicholas School of the Environment

Seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with experience in quantitative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and/or emissions abatement potentials. The position will be supervised by Dr. Drew Shindell (...

Postdoctoral Associate (Req ID 167468), Duke Human Vaccine Institute Duke Human Vaccine Institute


Here at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), we value collaborations, and pride ourselves in providing an excellent environment for academic and professional...

Postdoctoral Associates, Heart and Muscle Regeneration Biomedical Engineering

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...

Postdoctoral Associate in Cancer Biology Pathology

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Ming Chen in the Department of Pathology at the Duke Cancer Institute and Duke University School of Medicine. We are seeking postdoctoral researchers interested in...