Postdoctoral Associate Position in Virus Discovery and Characterization

Durham, NC USA
Entry level post-doc $52,704
August 27 2020
Post Doc position at Duke
Life Sciences, Virology
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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Virus Discovery and Characterization

Duke University’s One Health Team ( in  Division of Infectious Diseases of the School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to work in One Health Research. Duke University invites applications for this 12-month, annually renewable position.  The candidate would work with a team of faculty, clinicians, postdoctoral professionals, graduate and undergraduate students conducting research and training on human and animal viruses. Much of our work is applied in nature and involved in collecting field specimens at the human-animal nexus. We have recently been working in 14 countries. The position is based in Durham, NC, and once the pandemic has subsided, would involve occasional short-term travel to the Team’s network of international partner sites. 

Applicants should have doctoral degree in the life sciences, at least three years of experience in virology (cell culture, next generation sequencing, molecular assays, serology), and documented experience in scientific publication. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for global health research, laboratory experience working with zoonotic influenza and other respiratory viruses, a desire for mentoring students and international scholars, and considerable experience in scientific grant and report writing.

This position includes annual support with a NIH award-level salary (starting at $52,704), and Duke University employee benefits (

Duke University is a comprehensive research institution that includes a remarkably wide range of academic departments and programs ( and is recognized as one of the premier research institutions in the United States. Duke is uniquely positioned to provide excellent opportunities for collaboration with colleagues across a variety of disciplines.

More information about the One Health Team’s training and research programs can be found at

Applicants should apply through the Duke HR Website and send their CV with a cover letter explaining how they are a good fit this program, when they are available, and references (names and contact information) to Professor Gregory C. Gray at