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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III
Requisition Number:: 173968
Date: Jan 25, 2022
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 Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
https: // headnecksurgery.duke.edu is a community committed to excellence in
patient care, the development of tomorrow's leaders and the improvement of
patient outcomes through discovery and innovation.
This position will work in the laboratory of Dr. Brad Goldstein
https: // sites.duke.edu/goldsteinlab/. The goal of Dr. Goldstein's current
research program is to study neurogenesis and tissue renewal in the olfactory
mucosa, to begin to develop strategies to prevent or treat disorders that
cause olfactory damage or loss. Using approaches including mouse genetic
models, cell culture and single cell -omics assays. Basic assays include qPCR,
Western blotting, cryosections, immunohistochemistry and fluorescent
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 develop plans for
research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory
procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the 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 required for specific tests.
Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood, and other substances for
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
Required Qualifications at this Level
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 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.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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