Duke University

United States

February 25, 2022


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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 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.

The Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences https: // 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: // 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 microscopy.

Occupational Summary

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.

Work Performed

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 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

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.


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.

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