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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - PHARMA & CANCER BIO

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Reference #: 1350752
Keywords: research, laboratory, lab

Job Description

Auto req ID
109741BR

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
942 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I

Job Description
The laboratory of Dr. Romain Cartoni in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine, Albert Eye Research Institute is opening a position of Research Technician I to work in the field of axonal regeneration and neuronal repair. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate experienced in mouse colony management (breeding, genotyping, colony organization) and basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, immunostaining…etc). Experience in eye surgeries such as intravitreal injection and optic nerve crush is considered as a
plus.
 
Our research focuses on finding mechanisms and regulators to promote neuronal repair by modulating mitochondrial function and dynamics. Our effort is targeted to the blinding diseases affecting the retinal ganglion cells axons and how we can help make the optic nerve regenerate. Our lab utilizes a wide range of techniques such as high-end microscopy (live imaging, electron microscopy, tissue clearing, 3D reconstructions), in vitro cellular culture models (cortical neurons culture, retina explant, microfluidic chambers), in vivo mouse models of neurodegeneration and regeneration (optic nerve crush) as well as classic cell and molecular biology techniques.
 
Regularly ranked among the best research institutions in the US, Duke University offers an outstanding research environment and world class training programs. The laboratory is located within the beautiful Duke University west campus, in Durham, North Carolina.
 
Interested applicants should send a CV and the contact information of three references.
 

Location
Durham

Requisition Number
401555532

Position Title
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - PHARMA & CANCER BIO

Shift
First/Day

Job Family Level
06

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Department Name
Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University 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 essential job 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.

Education

Work requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology or other science related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE