RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - PEDS, HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Aug 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - PEDS, HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY
Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology

Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of Duke University research operations.

Work Performed

The selected candidate will be working with human pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma cell lines and murine models. The focus of the work will be to gain a better understanding of tumor biology as a means of identifying new therapeutic strategies.Specific tasks in our laboratory that will be performed include DNA andRNA isolation, genotyping,cloning, PCR, qRT-PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry. We also perform a variety of invitro assays, such as proliferation assays and drug studies. Experience with in vitro cell culture and mouse studies are preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong background in molecular biology who is interested in pursuing a career focused on biomedical research. We will provide 'hands-on' training but expect the candidate to be willing to learn quickly and also work independently. Candidates must be highly organized and able to maintain databases and a detailed laboratory notebook.Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination.Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment. Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Candidates must also be professional, self-motivated, and reliable,with interpersonal skills that will fit within our team. The selected candidate will have numerous opportunities to learn new skill-sets, present your work, develop professionally, and contribute to identifying new therapeutic targets for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma.

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.

Requisition Number
401308953

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

92795BR

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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