RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Neurobiology

We are looking for highly motivated person to work in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Franks in the
Department of Neurobiology at Duke University. The Franks laboratory(www.thefrankslab.org) uses electrophysiological recordings, behavioral analyses and optogenetic tools to study sensory neuroscience with a focus on the rodent olfactory system.

This position is ideal for recent graduates wishing to gain practical training in a state-of-the art research environment investigating neural circuits of the brain.

The candidate must be flexible and willing to function in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

The full-time Research Technician II position will involve managing as mall transgenic mouse colony, stereotactic surgery, histology and immunohistochemistry, and some minor lab administrative work. An undergraduate degree in biology, neurosciences, chemistry, physics, or other related disciplines is required.

In addition to submitting an updated resume and direct applying to the position through the Duke HR website,applicants should submit a cover letter and the names and contact information of two references.These can be sent to:franks at neuro dot duke dot edu.

Work Performed:

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in research laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results.

Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments.

Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.

Lab administrative work, including: purchasing, ordering animals, and maintaining logs.

Help manage mouse colony.

Experiments, including: mouse surgeries, optogenetic experiments, and in vivo recordings.

Other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Requisition Number
401387207

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 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 science related scientific field.

Experience

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

Auto req ID

98022BR

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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