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Open Positions

Post-doctoral position - Silva Lab

Application period closes: Monday, January 1, 2018

A post-doctoral research position is available in Dr. Gustavo Silva’s laboratory at Duke University (sites.duke.edu/silvalab). The prospective candidate will develop research focused on understanding the role of protein ubiquitination and protein dynamics during cellular response to stress. The lab uses a combination of molecular and large scale approaches, including mass spectrometry-based proteomics and next generation sequencing, to elucidate signaling pathways in yeast and mammalian cells.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with strong expertise in molecular cloning, protein engineering, and yeast genetics to fulfill this position. Additional experience in proteomics, genomics, and/or computational biology will be favored and is desirable, but not a requirement. Communication and interpersonal skills are valued in order to work in a young, dynamic, diverse, and collaborative environment. 

Candidates with strong work ethic, creativity, and productivity are encouraged to apply.  For the successful candidate we will provide access to resources, mentoring, and a supportive environment for the advancement of their career.

The laboratory is located at the state-of-the-art French Family Science Center at Duke and offers an extremely rich intellectual environment with access to Genomics and Proteomics core facilities, and High Performance Computer Cluster. Additional support and resources are also offered through the Office of Postdoctoral Services (https://postdoc.duke.edu/).

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research experience, scientific interest, career goals, and motivation to apply for this position. Please include an updated CV and the contact information of three references. Applications should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10359).  Questions should be directed to Dr. Silva at gustavo.silva@duke.edu

The Silva lab supports diversity, the promotion of equity, and applications from all qualified candidates are most welcome. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  

Assistant Professor/Early Associate Professor level (Tenure Track) in Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology

Application period closes: Friday, December 15, 2017

Assistant Professor/Early Associate Professor level (Tenure Track) in Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology in the Department of Biology, Duke University

The Department of Biology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Early Associate Professor level, to start in July or August 2018. Candidates addressing fundamental questions in the broad area of developmental, cell, and molecular biology (DCMB) are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in approaches such as advanced imaging, biochemistry, biophysics, and quantitative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and be actively involved in academic activities in the department and university.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biological, computational or physical sciences, postdoctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous and well-funded research program, and commitment to teaching. The application should be pdf files that include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research summary, a one-page teaching statement, and letters of recommendation from three referees are required. 

Applications and recommendation letters should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo). Applications received on or before November 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, 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, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.