Prospective Postdocs: Why Duke?

Genomics at Duke

CIEMAS buildingWe have a reputation for collaboration! Duke has a diverse and engaged genomics community, including centers and institutes with complementary resources and focus areas. From the Precision Genomics Collaboratory, launched in 2020, to the robust core facilities at Duke, to seminar series offered by the Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, the University Program for Genetics And Genomics (UPGG)Computation Biology and Bioinformatics and more, you are sure to find the people, tools and support services needed to accomplish your research goals.

Our faculty have diverse interests and research focuses. To better understand the breadth and depth of our research, learn more about our faculty community.


Creating Outstanding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Trainees (COOPT) in Genomic Technologies

COOPT in Genomic Technologies is a virtual symposium for prospective postdocs. The event invites a group of prospective postdocs to give brief presentations of their own research, learn about exciting projects currently underway in CAGT, meet with current trainees, and explore future research opportunities in labs of interest during 1:1 discussions.

Learn more about COOPT

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Duke

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship works in partnership with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to turn ideas into action that can impact lives.


Breakthrough Research Initiative to Develop Global Entrepreneurship (BRiDGE)

This program provides a bridge for young Duke startups to cross the entrepreneurial "valley of death" so they arrive at a point where they will attract investment.



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Biotech and Entrepreneurship in RTP

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

NCBiotech catalyzes the many different transformations that are improving the quality of life around the world. Thy connect companies with university researchers and introduce entrepreneurs to potential funders. 


Research Triangle Park 

Research Triangle Park (RTP) is home for more than 250 companies and 50,000 people with expertise in fields such as micro-electronics, telecommunications, biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and environmental sciences. Industries invest more than $300 million in research and development (R&D) at the region’s universities each year – double the average R&D investment for innovation clusters elsewhere in the nation. In their 2019 Life Sciences Outlook, Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle, named RTP the nation’s fourth-leading life science base among major metro hubs. The rankings are determined by the following factors: life science employment concentration and growth, company concentration, venture capital funding, NIH funding and patents. According to a Labor Statistics data report, the Triangle area enjoyed a 14% growth in life science jobs from 2013 - 2018, beating the US total of 11%.