RESEARCH SPECIALIST job – Duke University and Duke University Health System – Durham, NC


Duke University and Duke University Health System

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Durham, NC

Occupational Summary

Newly established laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University seeks a motivated Research Technician to, under minimal supervision, perform a wide variety of complex tasks requiring practical understanding of scientific techniques and advanced knowledge of scientific theory for research projects involving cancer metastasis to the bone and regulation of adipogenesis in the bone marrow. The RT will be expected to set up and conduct experiments with appropriate controls, and continue research projects following protocols including the appropriate recording of data and reporting of standard or variant results. The RT will also be expected to assist in general laboratory operation and inventory, and will be in charge of lab supply orders. Must be willing to collaborate with other lab personnel and trainees to accomplish goals and complete projects.

Work Performed

Under minimal supervision, plan, conduct and evaluate experiments and assays of varying complexity

Plan and coordinate experiments in conjunction with Principal Investigator (PI)

Understand and follow experimental protocols (including animal handling and procedures, tissue culture, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry etc.)

Record, compile, interpret, and communicate results

Maintain an organized lab notebook

Participate in all training on laboratory equipment and the training of others (including hypoxia chamber, qPCR machine, etc.)

Follow University safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogens)

Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions

Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures

May include centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance, qPCR machine, gel rigs, hypoxia chamber, etc.

Recommend equipment and supplies needed for research projects

Read and follow all equipment manuals

Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines

Ensure laboratory is prepared for experiments

Order supplies for all laboratory personnel

Maintain and document lab inventory

Maintain sterile conditions as required

Prepare reagents

Clean equipment

Assist PI in modifying procedures and techniques

Recognize problems and suggest solutions, assist in modifications

Recommend improvements to established techniques and/or protocols

Maintain personal knowledge of scientific trends through literature reviews, attendance at meetings, conferences and seminars

Provide appropriate written/oral documentation of experiments

Prepare research progress reports

Analyze and summarize test results

Preparation and oral presentation of data is required

Assist in the effective operation of the laboratory

Train other employees

Supervise projects and/or personnel

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, genderidentity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, orveteran status.*******************************************************Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education Work requires a basic science background normally acquired throughhigh school education.

Experience Work requires six years of research experienceOR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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