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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Req ID:  2292
Date:  Oct 8, 2019
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

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

 

The Translational Center for Stress Related Research is looking for a highly motivated person for research related to understanding the mechanisms that contribute to psychiatric stress disorders. This position requires a candidate that is flexible and can function in a high-paced environment and be willing to learn new techniques. The applicant must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and must be able to manage multiple and changing priorities as needed to move experiments forward. Excellent communication skills are required for this team-based laboratory environment

Work Performed

  • Molecular biological techniques including DNA and RNA isolation; RT-PCR, protein assays
  • Prepare reagents and solutions
  • Manage laboratory databases/data entry
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and scheduled maintenance
  • Manage laboratory purchases, lab organization/cleaning

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, 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

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING

 

Education/Training:

Work requires a bachelor’s degree in biology or other directly related scientific field. Experience in cell culture techniques is desirable. Background in neuroscience research preferred.

 

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 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 essential job 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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