Research Technician I - Pediatrics Hematology Oncology

Duke Health | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 7/09/2021

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.

100% grant-funded position

Occupational Summary
We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual to join our childhood cancer translational research laboratory. We work closely with an adult cancer translational research laboratory next door, so being able to interface with multiple work groups is important. The objective is to keep the laboratories running efficiently in our quest to understand how dysregulated cellular and tumor microenvironment signaling contributes to human cancer, and how we can take advantage of identified dependencies to create new cancer treatments. We use biochemical, cell biology, molecular biology, genomic, epigenomic, and mouse model approaches. Depending upon the applicant’s interests, there are opportunities for taking on individual research projects and participating in cancer research advocacy. See our lab’s website

Work Performed
Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting biological or chemical tests and experiments to obtain data in support of research activities, including isolating and quantifying nucleic acids and proteins, generating lentiviral and CRISPR constructs, handling laboratory mice, compiling and documenting procedures and results.

Set up instruments, materials and apparatus and operate standard laboratory equipment required for specific tests. This includes maintaining ultra-low and liquid nitrogen freezers and cell culture incubators.

Operate electronic devices in the collection, tabulation, and calculation of data, including qPCR, protein concentration, and electrophoresis equipment. Obtain, prepare, mount and stain human and mouse cancer cells and tissue for microscopic examination.

Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents, and solutions. Assist in cancer cell culture and the development of new research procedures and techniques.

Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Review work of undergraduates and assist in the training of new personnel. Prepare materials for shipping domestically and internationally.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires an associate degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology, or other science related scientific field.


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Healthcare & Public Health | Research and Development

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