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Lab Research Analyst I, biomedical Engineering-Pratt

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Duke University: Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries. A Research Analyst I position is available in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Tissue Engineering laboratory of Biomedical Engineering Department at Duke University under Professor Nenad Bursac, beginning immediately. Responsibilities include: dissociation and culture of neonatal rat cardiomyocytes, plasmid cloning and mini and mid preps, preparation of viral vectors, qPCR, lab management, day-to-day lab operations, ordering and restocking of supplies, maintenance of equipment, implementation of safety rules and SOPs. The applicant should possess advanced organizational skills, be able to work alone and in a team, troubleshoot encountered problems, and prepare and maintain various types of documentation using Excel, Google applications, Power Point. Will occasionally train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in molecular biology techniques, the use of laboratory equipment, SOPs, and assist in writing and reviewing of animal protocol amendments. Required qualifications: B.S. degree in biology, biomedical engineering, or related fields with at least 2 years experience in lab management, mammalian cell culture, and molecular biology techniques. Experiences with Duke ordering system, Safety office, and IACUC are highly desirable. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until position is filled. Annual salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Our group is a diverse and stimulating environment that provides excellent opportunities for personal and career growth The primary duties are: 1. Lab management including ordering of supplies and maintenance of equipment 40% 2. Lab safety and animal protocols 15% 3. Molecular biology experiments 30% 4. Cell isolation and culture 15% Minimum Qualifications Education Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field. Experience 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 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. 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 hiring department. Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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