The Department of Neurosurgery offers a range of employment opportunities for health care professionals interested in pursuing a career in an environment that promotes both professional and academic excellence.

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Updated 6/8/2022

Staff Assistant   3078
Keneesha Green, Administrative Coordinator

We are seeking a talented staff assistant for a busy clinical office located in Durham, NC. The candidate must think strategically, juggle provider schedule, prioritize work and ensure that provider templates are accurate and fully utilized. This position acts as a source of reference for other staff assistants within the Neurosurgery Department. The candidate for this role will work closely, collaboratively, and in partnership with the scheduling hub, front desk and multiple providers.  Multi-tasking and attention to detail are important qualities for this role. Primary hours will be Monday through Friday, day shift, with onsite responsibilities.  *This position is posted with the PDC, but internal candidates to Duke will retain their benefits*    

Marketing Research Specialist   179047
Brain Tumor Center 

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent communications and marketing skills. The candidate will be involved with support in the ideation, implementation and optimization of an integrated, universal content and experience strategy to nurture and expand the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center vibrant donor community, curate diverse content for Angels Among Us and identify creative opportunities to integrate it into Department of Neurosurgery/Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center communications. Develop strategic marketing plans, take ownership of the production and monitoring of digital engagement communications, programming, and strategy for these entities. Assist in creating and curating content including, but not limited to e-newsletters, fundraising campaigns, upcoming events, and medical center news.

Research Technician I    182553
Steven Keir Laboratory
This lab focuses on the preclinical study of brain cancer and has a highly translational component. Must be comfortable working with in vivo models and administering drugs via multiple routes. Training will be provided as needed.
The ideal candidate will be capable of performing a variety of technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical or biological tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data in support of research oriented activities; compile and document procedures and results. The candidate must be comfortable handling mice and navigating procedures to mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examinations.

Clinical Research Coordinator    194148
Beth Perry, Research Practice Manager

The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a clinical research coordinator, preferably in neurosciences/ neurosurgery, prior patient interaction experience, recent experience in all aspects as a Clinical Research Coordinator including developing, editing and submitting study applications to the Institutional Review Board for review, consent process, study documentation, study regulatory maintenance, as well as effectively implementing study protocols independently.

GMP Manager  188594
Sridhar Gopishetty, GMP Associate Director

The GMP Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and overseeing the day to day activities relating to the cGMP production of cellular therapies. The incumbent will work closely with the Associate Director, other GMP staff, quality assurance and regulatory team, and senior management to deliver optimized strategies suitable for the cGMP manufacture of cellular therapy candidates and ensure scientific rigor during execution of cGMP campaigns. The ideal candidate will have relevant knowledge and industrial experience in the field of bioprocess development for manufacture of cellular therapies and will have experience transferring processes to cGMP facilities for clinical manufacturing. The candidate is expected to possess a high level of skill and experience with key bioprocess and quality control techniques and cGMP production including cell culture, bioreactor operation, and flow cytometry. In addition, the preferred candidate will have experience with successfully seeing a product from process development to clinical trials. The preferred candidate would also have experience participating in FDA inspections, and other regulatory, accreditation and sponsor audits


GMP Manufacturing Tech         195330
Sridhar Gopishetty, GMP Associate Director
The incumbent in this position is responsible for highly complex and specialized manufacturing of cellular products for clinical trials. In addition, this individual will be responsible for supporting the daily operation of the GMP facility to ensure it is in control and in compliance with applicable regulations. This individual will also be responsible for performing quality control testing. The individual filling this position will be an integral member of a team working together to produce the highest quality clinical material for novel cellular therapies. The ideal candidate is preferred to have two years of laboratory experience, preferably in a GMP/regulated environment, or a related master's degree may substitute for two years of experience.

Research Scholar- DBTIP           128468
Sampson Laboratory

The successful candidate will be required to conduct hands on preclinical and clinical research. In addition, will provide oversight of an active clinical research program for a multidisciplinary team including the clinical research team at the Brain Tumor Center, medical oncologist and principal investigators.        

Postdoctoral Associate  98908  
Chandramohan Laboratory

Our research focuses on identifying cellular and molecular mechanism of immunosuppression and immunotoxin-mediated antitumor response in animal models of brain tumors. 

PostDoctoral Associate  170249
Thompson Laboratory  
The successful candidate will be required to conduct hands on preclinical and clinical research. Current projects for this role include optimizing peptide vaccines to treat malignant pediatric brain tumors, determining mechanisms of resistance to oncolytic virus therapy, and unraveling role of the Abelson family kinases (ABL1 and ABL2) in driving medulloblastoma leptomeningeal dissemination. 

PostDoctoral Associate  170896
Waitkus Laboratory

The Waitkus Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral associate to join our neuro-oncology research program. Our studies focus on the molecular genetics and biology of cancer with an emphasis on the identification, characterization, and therapeutic targeting of driver mutations involved in the pathogenesis and progression of malignant brain tumors. We use a diverse combination of experimental approaches, including next-generation DNA/RNA sequencing, genetically engineered cell lines, and mouse brain tumor models to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying brain tumor biology. Our overarching goal is to use novel biological insights to deliver better therapies and care to brain tumor patients.         

Lab Research Analyst I   173704
Chandramohan Laboratory

Our lab is seeking a candidate who is experienced and  able to perform and analyze complex scientific experiments involving cell culture, animal work, biochemical, and molecular biology assays to support research within a laboratory in the department of neurosurgery. Conduct various investigations with a focus on cell culture, animal work, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology, within the overall scope of a research project at Duke University. Support animal surgery and post-surgical monitoring of laboratory animal models (mouse). Perform daily monitoring of the animal rooms and collects data from animal studies.