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A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. John F. Rawls in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and the Duke Microbiome Center at the Duke University School of Medicine to study the mechanisms by which microbiome and nutrients contribute to digestive diseases and gut-brain signaling using zebrafish models.  This position will be supervised and mentored by Dr. Rawls in collaboration with Dr. Steven Farber (Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution) and Dr. Rodger Liddle (Department of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University).


Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., a strong record of research accomplishment and productivity, and experience in at least one of the following areas:

-Bacterial genetics, physiology, or ecology;

-Animal digestive physiology, endocrinology, neurobiology, or developmental biology


Lab websites:

Rawls lab:

Farber lab:

Liddle lab:


Application portal:


Submit the following items online at the website above to complete your application before 11 November, 2018:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (3 pages max)
  • Publication List 
  • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses 

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. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


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