RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
School of Medicine:
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A position for a full time laboratory technician is available at the Duke Eye Center to participate in research projects involving experiments with mice, cell culture, molecular biology and biochemistry.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Helping withoverseeing mouse colonies including record keeping and genotyping.
• Perform experimental assays. Analyze and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with laboratory manager/principal investigator to review data and lab assignments, troubleshoot problems, discuss results and develop plans for further experiments.
• Make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and assays for specific experiments, as required. Review laboratory methods manuals, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information relevant to experiments and assays.
• Set up instruments, assemble materials and operate laboratory equipment required for specific assays or experiments.
• Maintain inventory of materials and supplies for performance of research. Maintain laboratory equipment in good working order. Ordering supplies
• Other responsibilities may include processing tissue for microscopic evaluation and staining for specific experiments. Preparing culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Assisting in the development of new research procedures and techniques.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described.
-Bachelor’s degree in life science
-Ability to work a flexible work schedule
-Western-blotting and Q-PCR
-Immunofluorescence and immunohisto chemistry
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATIONAND/OR EXPERIENCE
Prior experience working with mouse colonies and lab work.
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