Research Technician

North Carolina, United States
21 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Occ Summary

The Silver lab at Duke University Medical Center is seeking a full-time research technician. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to join an energetic research team who investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling embryonic brain development and evolution. Please see our website for further information ( Our lab uses cutting-edge techniques including live imaging, mouse genetics, and genomics. The ideal applicant will be a recent college graduate with a BS in Biology, Neuroscience or a related degree, and a strong motivation for pursuing biomedical research. Experience in mouse husbandry, molecular biology, neuroscience, and cell culture is a plus, but not a prerequisite. Must be enthusiastic, highly motivated, hardworking, detail-oriented, and have outstanding technical and communication skills. Must also be familiar with working in a laboratory research setting and able to work well on a team. We are seeking candidates who will make a two-year commitment. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate who is interested in going onto Graduate or Medical school. Position start date around June 3, 2019, with some flexibility. Submitted resume should include three references.

Work Performed

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.

Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.

Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination.

Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.

Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.

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.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 08

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

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.

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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,psychology or other directly related scientific field.