RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - PHARMA & CANCER BIOLOGY

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - PHARMA & CANCER BIOLOGY
Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Research Technician

Dr. James Alvarez's laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician II. Our laboratory seeks to understand the genetic and cellular underpinnings of tumor progression by using genomic, cell biologic, biochemical, and genetic tools to study genetically engineered mouse models and human cancer cells.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have excellent organizational skills. Prior research experience is important. Experience with cell culture and mouse husbandry is a plus, but is not required. We will consider candidates who are seeking a short term position (minimum 2 years strongly preferred) before applying to graduate or medical school, as well as those looking for long-term technician positions.

The applicant will have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to research projects in our lab. The ideal candidate will be able to independently drive a research project with guidance from the PI, and work collaboratively as part of a team. We anticipate that these contributions will result in the technician being an author on multiple high-impact publications.

The ideal start date would be May or June, 2017, but there is some flexibility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining transgenic mouse colony (breeding, genotyping, record-keeping)
  • Assisting with placing orders and keeping the lab organized
  • Independently executing a research project with guidance from the PI
  • Performing cell culture
  • Conducting biochemical and molecular biology assays, including RT-PCR, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence

Preferred skills (not required):

  • Mouse husbandry
  • Cell culture
  • Western blotting and RT-PCR
  • Immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry


Requisition Number
401236526

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
951 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Job Family Level
08

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or otherscience related scientific field.

Experience

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

Auto req ID

87724BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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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