RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II-Pediatrics at Duke University

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina





Job Description:


School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.





Occupational Summary



Perform a variety of technical duties involved in animal handling, colony management, molecular techniques such as PCR, help with histological techniques and cell culture management.



Work Performed



  • · Animal handling and colony management.

  • · Perform PCR, nucleic acid modification and molecular cloning.

  • · Culture eukaryotic cells.

  • · Perform a variety of molecular, cellular, biochemical and immunological analyses.

  • · Optimize and troubleshoot experimental protocols and equipment.

  • · Design, execute, and document experiments with sufficient detail to understand and repeat by other lab members.

  • · Update lab members on new developments in commercial reagents and techniques.

  • · Learn new laboratory techniques and assist lab members as required by ongoing research project.

  • · Compile and document results, maintain lab notes, and assist in writing reports and research manuscripts.

  • · Prepare culture media, reagents and solutions. Assist in the development of new research procedures and techniques.

  • · Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment.

  • · Assist in the training of new personnel.

  • · Duties include routine lab, equipment maintenance and work with laboratory animals (mice).




Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein





Minimum Qualifications


Education

Work generally requires a bachelor's degree inbotany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.


Experience


None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE




Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equ al Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity w ithout 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 aspi res to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity , and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of allindividuals are respected, and th at all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibi lity to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Ce rtain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or ment al abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for rea sonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Duke 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 aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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