Requisition Number:: 138111
Date: Jul 22, 2021
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
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.
The laboratory works on both animals and cell culture-based models using a
variety of cellular physiology and molecular biology methods including FACS,
ELISA, immunoblotting, microscopy, RT-PCR, and gene expression arrays. The
successful applicant will 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. The successful applicant will confer with principal
investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research
experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and
techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. They
will 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 required for specific tests.
Assist in animal surgical procedures
Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances from
mice for analytical and microscopic measurements, including serum
biomarker measurement, histology slides, FACS, RT-PCR, ELISA, gene arrays.
Maintain mouse colonies through setting up breeders and regulating colony
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
Maintain timely record of experiments in electronic laboratory notebook
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended
to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of
personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Min Degree Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.,
Other Credential/Experiential Requirements:
• The incumbent must be a true post-doctoral fellow registered with the Post
Doc Office and per the following requirements:
• The term of this appointment is limited (5 years with a possible extension
for an additional year)
• The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship,
which may include teaching responsibilities.
• The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full time academic or
• The appointment is not part of a clinical research training program, unless
research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is a primary
purpose of the appointment.
• The appointee works under the supervision of a scholar or a department at
• The appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his
or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.
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
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
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