RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - BEHAVORIAL CORE
School of Medicine:
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The National Institutes of Heal (NIH, NCCIH) has recently awarded Duke Anesthesiology and the Center for Translational Pain Medicine (CTPM) a five-year Center of Excellence award supported through the NIH’s Program ProjectGrant (PPG) mechanism. This marks the founding of a new national center for pain research. The aims of the PPG are to identify novel complementary approaches for the treatment of pain conditions. The PPG will support the scientific development of the Center of Excellence and infrastructure for three scientific projects and three support cores. These units will further bring together Duke Anesthesiology’s basic science and clinical groups to advance translational pain research.
Behavioral core, as one of 3 cores, will be responsible for surgery, measuring pain beh aviors for all 3 projects, and collecting tissue samples for Molecular C ore.
Pharmacological treatment of animals
Measurement of various pain-and somatosensory-related behaviors
Measurement of anxiety- and depression-like behaviors
Tissue samples collection
Data collection and input
Assistance with experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation, and publication of results
Review scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, including but not limited to: prepare chemicals/reagents solutions, set up instrument/apparatus required for specific tests and tissues collection, etc.
Required Qualifications at this Level
BA or MA degree strongly preferred. Work requires an Associate's degree in neuroscience, biology, or other directly related scientific field
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENTCOMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE but the following skills are strongly preferred.
Experience with animal models, animal behavioral tests, tissues collection, animal anatomy, electrical acupuncture, and molecular biology is highly preferred
Ability of effectively work with other scientists within the program
Programming in R or other software is preferred, but not required.
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