Postdoctoral Associate

Updated: 15 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 25 Jul 2022
Position ID:Duke -Biology -GS_PDA1 [#21840, 1826]
Position Title: 
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/07/25 11:59PM (posted 2022/05/25, listed until 2022/07/25)
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An exempt/full time post-doctoral research position is available in Dr. Gustavo Silva’s laboratory at Duke University ( ). The prospective candidate will work on our exciting research projects focused on understanding the role of protein ubiquitination and translation control in promoting cellular resistance to environmental stresses. The lab uses a combination of cellular, molecular, and large scale approaches, including mass spectrometry-based proteomics and next generation sequencing, to elucidate stress response pathways in yeast and mammalian cells.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with strong expertise in cellular and molecular biology, and in protein biochemistry to fulfill this position. Additional experience in proteomics, genomics, and/or computational biology will be favored and is desirable, but not a requirement. Candidates are also expect to train and mentor younger scientists and to contribute to the lab environment and organization.

Hard-working candidates with strong work ethic, creativity, and productivity are encouraged to apply. Communication and interpersonal skills are valued in order to work in a young, dynamic, diverse, and collaborative environment. For the successful candidate we will provide proper training, access to resources, a dedicated mentoring plan, and a supportive environment for the advancement of their career.

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research experiences, scientific interests, career goals, and motivation to apply for this position. Please include an updated CV and the contact information of three references. Questions should be directed to Dr. Silva at and applications must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online:

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 ( ) and the Duke University Postdoctoral Association ( ). Duke University also offers a comprehensive and very robust benefits packages for it employees ( ).

The Silva lab supports diversity and the promotion of equity in the academic environment. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In addition, 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.
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.

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