Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University, Durham, Ireland

Postdoctoral Associate Position 2019 in USA, Duke University

Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University: The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) at Duke University School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to join the Henderson Lab. This position involves cutting-edge research on the SARS-CoV-2 fusion protein Spike, with a focus on computational and experimental structural biology. The goal is to develop a broadly protective coronavirus vaccine.

Designation: Postdoctoral Associate

Research Area: Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Vaccine Development

Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, US, 27710


  • PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proficiency in computer programming and experience with high-performance computing environments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment.

Job Description:
The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Studying the structure and dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein.
  • Performing computational protein design of SARS-CoV-2 fusion protein conformation.
  • Conducting molecular simulations to inform vaccine design.
  • Determining high-resolution structures using single particle cryo-electron microscopy and/or cryo-electron tomography.
  • Developing and implementing computational programs to support research activities.
  • Presenting scientific results at meetings and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Receiving training in bioethics, laboratory management, and scientific writing.
  • Maintaining accurate laboratory documentation of experiments.

This position offers exposure to various aspects of vaccine research, with opportunities to apply both computational and experimental methods to address the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The Postdoctoral Associate will work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, contributing to the development of methodologies and experimental designs aimed at translating research into human clinical trials.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application including a CV, a cover letter detailing their research experience and interests, and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to the Duke Human Vaccine Institute via the Duke University employment portal or directly to the Henderson Lab.

Last Date for Apply:
Applications must be received by July 31, 2024.



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