Available Positions


Post-Doctoral Position Available

Duke University

NIH funded Post-Doctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of hypertrophy and heart failure.  Specific emphasis is on structure/function of G protein-coupled receptors and mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptor activation and signaling. 

Interested applicants should send their C.V. to:

Howard A. Rockman, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Molecular Genetics 

email: h.rockman@duke.edu



Study Manager for Cardiovascular Physiology Core

We are seeking a study manager for the Duke Cardiovascular Physiology Core. The Core provides the Duke community with cardiovascular phenotyping and animal models of cardiovascular disease.

Candidates for this position will be expected to help develop and implement a quality monitoring plan immediately post-hire. This monitoring plan will involve study manager responsibilities for real-time quality control as well as periodic quality assurance reviews for all Core procedures, with an emphasis on monitoring the conduct and analysis of animal surgical experiments. Standardized data management and reporting will be a key component of the role.  An understanding of and ability to work with animal protocol documents is essential.  The study manager will monitor all procedures performed and validate that appropriate study animals received the agreed-upon Core services, and will be responsible for consistently reporting to Core service users as well as to Core leadership any protocol variations in materials or methods for specific animals or groups.  Some analysis of experimental data (including echocardiograms) will be required.  In addition, this role involves overall daily operations oversight and scheduling for Core services. 


Work requires a bachelor's degree in a science or related field to acquire the appropriate cognitive, communicative and statistical reporting skills.


Work requires two years of experience in clinical laboratory analysis, clinical laboratory quality assurance or related position. 3-5 years prior experience, ideally with familiarity of animal protocols and other elements of animal research as well as quality control and operations management skills. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and details of three references to Maria Rapoza, PhD, Executive Director of Duke Cardiovascular Research Center (maria.rapoza@duke.edu).



Vice Chanc Academic Affiars & Dean SOM

Job Description

Occupational Summary
The School of Medicine’s Office of Research Development is hiring an individual to be funded by the Department of Medicine to serve its strategic research development needs. The individual will be responsible for the following activities: Facilitate identification and development of appropriate faculty investigators to pursue external funding opportunities identified by faculty or by the incumbent; Oversee and support the development of individual and/or complex funding proposals through effective interactions with all involved parties and by providing proposal management, proposal editing and/or writing integration service, and program and budget development support.

The Department of Medicine-funded Research Development Associate Senior (RDA Sr.), with minimal direct oversight, facilitates and leads development of multiple strategic grant applications simultaneously. The RDA Sr. operates at a high level under considerable deadline pressure. Complementing services performed by others in the office, the RDA Sr. will facilitate a relatively large number of individual investigator grants in accordance with Department of Medicine strategic priorities. The RDA Sr. provides comprehensive guidance to faculty and other personnel during the planning and decision making for the application. He/She provides a high-impact level of mentorship/expertise to faculty and other personnel as well as integrated knowledge in project management, science, scientific communication/editing, sponsors’ requirements, Duke requirements and resources, reviewer preferences, etc. The RDA Sr. can act as a subject matter expert on enhancing competitiveness of grant applications to a range of sponsors.

Work Performed
Through existing mechanisms as well as research and communications with possible sponsors, identify funding opportunities from federal and non-federal sources that capitalize on existing strengths and expertise.

Identify Department of Medicine faculty to lead and/or collaborate on proposals, facilitate development of appropriate teams of faculty investigators to pursue these opportunities, and independently guide investigators and teams to submission of competitive applications. 

Manage and coordinate the proposal development process, working with individuals at various levels across the organization to ensure successful integration of all parts and full compliance with all funding solicitation and sponsor requirements. 

Edit proposals and write or provide writing support for non-scientific/technical sections for strategic complex and individual grant applications led by Department of Medicine faculty; provide comprehensive editorial review of all sections; and independently advise investigators on proposal strategy, content, and organization. 

Provide drafts and/or templates of non-scientific sections, such as education and outreach, administrative/management plans, etc.

Identify and align effort with broader SOM initiatives in research to proactively develop resources for faculty and other research staff; contribute to updates and maintenance of institutional resource template materials. 

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Please apply at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply