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Radiation Onc-Cancer Biology

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Lab Research Analyst I/Lab Manager needed in the laboratory of Scott Floyd in the Departments of Radiation Oncology/Pharmacology Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine studying epigenetic effects on cancer therapy. The project is focused on analyzing epigenetic effects on DNA damage-induced cell signaling in human cancer cells using cell and molecular biology approaches. Primary duties and responsibilities: Conduct a variety of investigations in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures and specialized laboratory techniques in the analysis of materials under experimentation. Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment. Prepare tissue and specimens for complex procedures, and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses. Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Confer with principal investigator in determining specific experiments to be included in the research protocol and to discuss the interpretation of results. Review journals, abstracts and 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. Supervise, train and instruct residents, interns, students or lower level personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Perform experiments in molecular cloning, cell biology and biochemistry Assist in developing and utilizing technology for analyzing signal transduction in vitro and vivo. Organize experiments and tests by studying project objectives and processes. Document results by maintaining logs; charting data; preparing reports. Maintain an organized and complete laboratory notebook detailing all experiments in paper and electronic formats Keep project leader/PI informed by pointing all important positive and negative results. Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions; Troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs. Maintain safe and healthy work environment by complying with regulations and following standards and procedures. Cares for laboratory mice Performs basic laboratory mouse experiments with tumor induction, treatment and measurements Protects organization's value by keeping research information confidential. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical bulletins. Enhances research and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Qualifications and Preferences: Exceptional organizational skills; exhibits meticulous attention to detail; committed to producing accurate and high-quality work. Self-motivated; committed to exceeding quality standards and providing exceptional services. Practiced documentation skills. Uses multiple resources, quantitative, and qualitative research methodologies to capture and interpret information. Aware of basic safety issues. Follows safety procedures and maintains a safe work environment. Trained in hands-on equipment maintenance.

B.S./B.A. in biological sciences preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience in genetics and/or molecular/cellular biology, including molecular cloning, cell biology and biochemistry. Experience in animal husbandry but not preferred. Experience analyzing signal transduction invitro or in vivo. Cell culture experience.

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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, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
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 bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or otherdirectly related scientific field.


Work requires two years of research experience. A related master'sdegree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., atwo 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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Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 5/27/2018
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