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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - DEPT OF NEUROSURGERY

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - DEPT OF NEUROSURGERY
Neurosurgery

Occupational Summary: Pediatric Brain Tumor Lab

Our lab focuses on 1) elucidating the cellular molecular mechanisms of the leptomeningeal dissemination of pediatric brain tumors such as medulloblastoma and ependymoma, 2) identifying novel therapeutic agents to treat leptomeningeal metastases, and 3) unraveling the immunogenic mechanism of oncolytic viral therapy for the treatment of pediatric brain and spine tumors. We are looking for a motivated and team-oriented research technician to assist these goals.

Work Performed

The research technician will perform a variety of translational research tasks including: -Maintain multiple human brain tumor cell lines. -Surgically implant brain tumor cells into the brains of mice. -Conduct periodic motor and behavioral assessments of mice. -Perform immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence on human and animal brain tumor specimens. - Perform protein analysis (ELISA, IHC, Westerns) - Perform flow cytometry - Perform experiments as specified by standard operating procedures and develop additional methods as required. - Order and stocking lab supplies. - Maintain laboratory equipment. - Maintain Excel Databases of cell lines/specimens/animals. - Perform other related duties and special projects as requested.

Preferences: Experience handling rodents and conducting experiments with tumor cell lines is desired but not mandatory for application.

Requisition Number
401521856

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

107185BR

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: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 2/6/2019
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