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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Job Description:
Conduct a variety of investigations in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures within the overall scope of a research project at Duke University.

Work Performed

  • Conduct a variety of investigations in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures and specialized laboratory techniques in the analyses of in vitro and in vivo models human diseases.
  • Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Maintain mice colonies, prepare mice for in vivo surgeries. Perform in vivo experiments like metabolic cage analysis, glucose measurements, etc. Harvest and prepare tissue and specimens and analyze samples using general lab techniques including (but not limited to) Western Blot, PCR, Immunohistochemistry, ELISA, etc.
  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare analyses of experimental results to draw appropriate conclusions about the experimental findings.
  • 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 published experimental results to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
  • Assist the principal investigator with the preparation of manuscripts describing experimental findings and conclusions for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Supervise, train and instruct students or lower level personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other science related scientific field.


Department Preferences for Qualifications
Education/Training: Prefer a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or other directly related scientific field.

Experience: Prefers wo years of research experience. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two-year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.

Duke 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 essentialjob 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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Job No:
Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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