RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III - HUANG LAB NEUROBIOLOGY
School of Medicine:
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The Huang Laboratory is looking to hire a Research Technician III in the Department of Neurobiology.
Non-exempt, hourly paid staff member, subject to overtime pay if worked over 40 hours in a week. Any overtime must be approved in advance of it being worked.
Position is 100% research/grant funded. In accordance with Duke Policies, 100% research funded personnel are not eligible for severance benefits or the Duke Reduction in Force policy.
Job responsibilities include:
1. Breeding and Maintenance of mouse colonies – 20%
2. Mouse behavior and data analysis – 30%
3. Data management – 10%
4. Neuroanatomy and histology – 40% Stereotaxic viral injection, immunohistochemistry, microcopy, image analysis and quantification.
5. Supervising Graduate and undergraduate students
6. Developing items for publication
Perform 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 deve lop 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.
Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment r equired for specific tests. Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances 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. Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel. Develop charts and graphs for scientific publications. Maintain database for raw data and organize/prepare scientific data for analysis by the principal investigator. Assist with performing small and short-term basic experiments and completing individual parts of an overall large experiment/project
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Work generally requires skills acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other science related scientific field program.
Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 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.
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