Researcher in Biology
Duke University
United States

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Researcher in Biology

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  231696
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jun 9, 2023
School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.



Occupational Summary
The lab is seeking a Research Technician II (RT II) to join our team. The main responsibility of this person is to manage mouse colonies and perform a variety of duties related to mouse husbandry, as well as, general molecular/cellularbiology work. 




Work Performed

This position will be primarily working with genetically modified and immune-compromised mice to identify pathways required for tumor growth and metastasis . Excellent record keeping and attention to detail are required. Duties will include:


  • Mouse colonies maintenance: planning an dsetting up breeding cages, genotyping and keeping accurate records.
  • Assistance in mouse experiments: measure tumor size and mouse weight; assist in drug administration (gavage, intraperitoneal and subcutanous injections, etc.); perform survival surgeries (ovariectomy); euthanize mice when needed.
  • General molecular and cell biology work: quantitative PCR, western blotting, IHC, IF.
  • Additional duties may include: prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions;




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

  • Assist with the training of entry-level personnel in the lab.
  • Review literature.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Prior experience in animal handling is preferred but not required. This position will require some experience in data management and record keeping, with experiencei n Excel being important. Must be able to multitask. 






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 . 

Preferred Qualifications at this Level
Education/Training : A bachelor's degree in biology or related scientific fields. 


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



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



Minimum Qualifications




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




None required above education/training requirement. 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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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