The Benfey lab at Duke University is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a short-term position as a Lab Tech. The position is for one year. The Benfey lab specializes in plant molecular and systems biology. For more information on our research and group, please see our website at: https://sites.duke.edu/benfey/ This position does not require a bachelor degree in biology or a related field. No prior experience is required, but wet lab experience is a plus.
The expectations for a Lab Tech are as follows:
• The main responsibility for this position is to work directly under the supervision of one or two postdocs to assist in tasks directly related to their individual projects. These tasks include:
o Organization and record keeping.
o Performing, analyzing, documenting and interpreting experimental results.
o Preparing media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. o General microscopy. Including the use of confocal microscopes, stereomicroscopes and compound microscopes.
o Maintaining Arabidopsis and/or rice plants. Including transformation, plating, planting, staking and seed collection.
o Performing general molecular biology techniques including cloning and PCR.
o Assisting in the development of research procedures and techniques.
• The minor responsibility for this position is to perform general lab tasks as requested. These tasks include:
o Assisting in keeping inventory of materials and equipment.
o Lab cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment.
o Maintaining lab seed stocks and/or solutions.
This is a description of the general nature and level of work, and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of this position. The Lab Tech will be trained by supervising postdocs and senior technicians in all required tasks.
399 LAB TECHNICIAN
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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.
Work requires a basic science background normally acquired through ahigh school education.
Work requires six months laboratory experience or laboratory coursework.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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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.