Laboratory Research Analyst

North Carolina, United States
30 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
30 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The selected candidate will be comfortable implementing a variety of biochemical assays, cell culture and murine models to study pediatric sarcomas. Sarcomas are a fascinatingly heterogeneous group of tumors that arrive in connective tissue, with each subtype having different biology and clinical behavior. The focus of the work will be to gain a better understanding of tumor biology as a means of identifying new therapeutic strategies. Prior research experience and the ability to work independently is required for this position. Ideally, the candidate will have experience protein biochemistry and cell-based assays. Prior experience with genetically engineered mouse modeling is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to highly organized candidates who have a background in molecular biology or biochemistry and who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research. Candidates must possess interpersonal skills that will fit well within our team, and must be willing to supervise, train and instruct residents, students or lower level personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures. The selected candidate will have numerous opportunities to learn new skill-sets, present your work, develop professionally, and contribute to identifying new therapeutic approaches to treat children with cancer.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 11

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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


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