Postdoctoral Associate Position

The Phase I Biomarker Laboratory, led by Dr. Andrew Nixon, PhD, MBA, is a translational research lab in the Duke Cancer Institute at Duke University. The lab focuses on the interrogation of circulating markers found in the blood, often referred to as the ‘liquid biopsy’. The lab has a programmatic emphasis on biomarker development for anti-angiogenic and immuno-oncology agents. Current research projects are being conducted in both early stage phase I and phase II studies as well as larger, national, phase III studies.

We are seeking a motivated and hardworking postdoctoral candidate with a background in biochemistry, molecular biology, or immunology to take a leadership role on projects focused on biomarker development, particularly for novel immuno-oncology and other targeted agents. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to coordinate the technical activities related to biomarker analyses, including actively collaborating with other laboratory researchers, clinical research team members, bioinformaticians and biostatisticians. The candidate will need to independently develop experiments, analyze and interpret data, and document all research activities and data for subsequent use in publications and grant applications.

This position will be supported for three years with the potential for extension based on funding. Recent Ph.D. graduates are preferred.

  • PhD degree with a background in biochemistry, molecular biology, or immunology
  • Experience working with next-generation sequencing platforms and analyzing multidimensional data sets
  • Familiarity with bioinformatic and biostatistical approaches for the analysis of sequencing and proteomic data
  • Desire to conduct team-based science in close collaboration with clinicians, statisticians, and regulators
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills with outstanding organizational and analytical abilities

Interested candidates should apply online using the following link: Careers Page.  Select candidates will undergo a phone interview and finalists will be interviewed in-person at Duke University.