Duke Information

The Department of Biology is housed in the Biological Sciences building, the French Family Science Center, the Phytotron and the Biology Greenhouses, all on Science Drive on Duke's West Campus. The Duke University campus map illustrates the entire campus.

There are many groups and offices around Duke set up to help you with various services that you may need.  Postdoc Liaison Jo Bernhardt can help point you in the right direction.

The Office of Postdoctural Services is the University's central source of information on policies and services specific to postdocs.  They provide:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Resume, CV, cover letter, and personal statement critiques
  • Mock interviews
  • Career development workshops and symposia
  • Information and referrals to Duke departments and organizations (e.g., international office, child care services, etc.)
  • Career resource library, including DVDs of recent workshops

There is also  the university postdoc listserve. To subscribe: send an email to sympa@duke.edu (link sends e-mail) with the message: "subscribe postdocs"

International postdocs will want to check out the information on this page.

Postdoc to Postdoc is a way to find a peer willing to help you navigate life at Duke.

The Duke Card Office will provide you with your Duke ID card.  The Duke Card is used to gain access to the buildings where you work.  It also provides a means to spend money at Duke through a Duke Flex Account.

Whether you plan to drive to campus or not, you should check out Duke Parking and Transportation for alternative commuting options and campus bus schedules.

Duke University Visa Services is located in Smith Warehouse near East Campus.  They are there to help determine the visa and work options for international citizens.  They provide Information on visa options for researchers on their website.  Caroline Usher is your primary point of contact for visa related issues in Biology.