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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  195449
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jun 1, 2022
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Occupational Summary
Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting experiments in support of research on tissue regeneration in laboratory zebrafish. 

Work Performed
The Poss and Di Talia labs use the zebrafish model system to study the quantitative biology of tissue regeneration.  We are hiring a research technician for duties to include molecular biology, generation of transgenic animals, surgery, histology, and imaging. Specialized training will be provided. A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences is required.  Enthusiasm for working with animals is essential.  Contact Ken Poss at or Stefano Di Talia at
Technical duties include:

  • Breeding, husbandry, and surgeries using model system zebrafish.
  • Molecular biology including making DNA constructs.
  • Generation of mutant or transgenic animals by microinjection.
  • Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests. 
  • Prepare chemicals, reagents and solutions. 
  • Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue for microscopic examination. 
  • Compile, analyze, document and draw conclusions from experimental results.
  • Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. 
  • Assist in training new personnel. 

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. 
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. 

Required Qualifications at this Level
Work generally requires a bachelor's degree biology, zoology, or other directly related scientific field. 

None required above education/training requirement. 



Minimum Qualifications



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



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


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