LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I - ANESTHESIOLOGY

Duke University

United States

August 21, 2021

Description

LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I - ANESTHESIOLOGY

Requisition Number:: 135128

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location:

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER

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.

LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I – Anesthesiology

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 human health 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.

Lab Research Analyst I – Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a Lab Research Analyst I position, available immediately within the Center for Translational Pain Medicine, a translational research unit of the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. Our lab is conducting collaborative research in the following research areas:

(1) Investigation of interactions between sensory neurons, immune cells, and cancer cells which contribute to persistent pain pathologies.

(2) Investigation of how sensory neurons regulate immunity & host defense against bacterial and viral pathogens as well as neoplastic (cancerous) cells.

(3) Identification of novel pain mediators using tissues and/or biofluids from patients with metastatic cancer pain or chronic overlapping pain conditions.

(4) Drug discovery and development of novel non-opioid pain therapies to treat chronic pain conditions.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in the above areas using a variety of preclinical models in conjunction with biochemical, molecular genetic, optogenetic, behavioral, immunohistochemical, imaging, and pharmacological approaches.

It is anticipated that a highly motivated individual will contribute to several publications per year, travel regularly for conferences, and be granted the opportunity to explore their own research interests as well (within the overall scope of the lab). Due to the translational nature of this research, this position will also offer unique networking opportunities with premier basic scientists as well as healthcare providers in anesthesiology, pain medicine, oncology, orthopedic surgery, and other disciplines.

Principal Responsibilities:

• Aid in the planning, development, and implementation of experimental procedures within the overall scope of the above research project(s) at Duke University. • Learn to perform highly technical experimental protocols and collect data using laboratory instruments, equipment, reagents, and animal models. • Be involved in the husbandry and maintenance of animal colonies, the dissection of animals, the collection and preparation of tissues and specimens for complex procedures, and histological, imaging, and tissue culture procedures. • Maintain consistent experimental records, interpret experimental results, generate frequent research reports, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts and publications. • Be willing to represent the lab professionally and travel to present research at national and international meetings (COVID-19-related travel restrictions may apply). • Confer with the lab director to discuss experiments, experimental results and their interpretations, and other aspects of laboratory maintenance. • Review journals, abstracts, and scientific literature to be aware of new developments and to obtain information regarding experimental protocols and other new research techniques. • Assist in the training of other laboratory members with experimental procedures, analyses, data reports, and manuscript preparation. • Participate in the general oversight of the lab, including basic lab maintenance, lab organization, and oversight of critical lab reagents and equipment. • Exercise independent thought informed by the scientific literature to contribute to the overall research direction of the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications Education Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.

Experience 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.

Additional Qualifications: • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are required for this position. Proficiency with routine computer software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel) is expected. • Individuals must be able to work well within a collaborative research team (“be a team player”). • Individuals must be willing to work hard to learn a variety of laboratory techniques such as surgical and behavioral procedures with mice and rats, cell culture techniques, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), immunohistochemistry, genotyping, western blotting, ELISA, and other procedures. Individuals with expertise or competency in these areas are encouraged to clearly indicate this in their C.V

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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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