RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - Neurobiology
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951 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Occupational SummaryPerform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of Duke University research operations.
Work PerformedPerform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other 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; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
Conduct biochemical assays including Elisa, Fluorescent resonant energy transfer, Western blotting.
Prepare and maintain primary cultures of rat and mouse cortical neurons and glia.
Maintain lines of genetically modified mice including isolation of DNA and genotyping using polymerase chain reaction assays.
Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue for microscopic examination.
Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
Set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
Place and track orders at the request of lab members
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Education: Work prefers a bachelor's degree in neurobiology, psychology, chemistry, biology, or similar science related scientific field.
Experience: A preference of one year’s experience (part or full time) in a research laboratory or animal care facility. Individual undergraduate research projects with direct PI mentorship for course credit or work-study are acceptable, curriculum-driven group lab classes are not.
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - Neurobiology
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Full Time / Part Time
Regular / Temporary
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EducationWork requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology,psychology or other directly related scientific field.
ExperienceNone required above education/training requirement.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE