LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I
Medicine-Pulmonary

Occupational Summary
  • This is a position in a basic science research laboratory that also has ongoing integrated translational and clinical research.
  • Therefore, this position requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to current laboratory needs.
  • Previous laboratory experience is preferred; preferential consideration will be given to the candidate(s) with significant cell culture experience, including primary cell culture.
  • More importantly, this position requires exquisite attention to detail in addition to well-developed organizational and time-management skills.
  • The successful candidate will perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting standardized tests, experiments, and determinations in support of research oriented activities at Duke University.


Work Performed
  • Plan, develop and carry out experiments to examine the role of occupational exposure to food flavoring compounds in the development of obstructive and restrictive lung diseases. These experiments are carried out in part in an animal facility; therefore attention to detail and the ability to follow explicit procedures is required.
  • Plan, develop and carry out experiments in vitro to examine the role of epithelial cells, fibroblasts and other cells in culture in the response to food flavoring compounds.
  • Perform whole lung lavage on experimental animals, prepare cytospins and count resulting differentials.
  • Prepare tissue and specimens for histological and biochemical analysis that may include DNA, RNA and protein extraction.
  • Track, and process human lung tissue for ex vivo fibroblast culture, tissue RNA, and histology.
  • Gather information and data through observation and experimentation using routine laboratory methods including but not limited to western analysis, ELISA, immunohisto chemistry, and RT-PCR.
  • Evaluate and interpret collected information and data.
  • Prepare reports and analyses documenting progress towards the specific goals of the laboratory.
  • Basic data entry for some translational studies.
  • Review and remain current with the scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Requisition Number
401339596

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1888 LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I

Job Family Level
10

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Education

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

Experience

Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience. 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.

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