Lab Research Analyst I, Behavioral Neurology

North Carolina, United States
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Behavioral Neurology

Job Description

Manage a colony of mice that model various neurological diseases by maintaining an active and ongoing database of existing mice and breeding pairs, and coordinate specific experimental projects that utilize mice in the determination of mechanisms of neuro degeneration and the identification of novel therapies to treat neurological diseases.

Oversee behavioral evaluation of mice for motor function, neurological impairment, and cognition/anxiety. Prepare tissue and specimens from mice for complex procedures, and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses. Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Perform or acquire training to perform minor surgical procedures on mice, including stereo tactic brain injection.Confer with principal investigator in determining specific experiments to be included in the research protocol and to discuss the interpretation of results.Supervise lower level personnel in mouse colony maintenance as well as laboratory techniques and procedures.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Requisition Number 401487685
Location Durham
Job Family Level 11
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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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.


Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or otherdirectly related scientific field.


Work requires two years of research experience. A related master'sdegree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., atwo 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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