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The Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University is seeking motivated research technicians to assist in our efforts to find better treatments for patients with cancer. These positions are intended to provide experimental support for work in one of several laboratories engaged in one of the following experimental pursuits: leveraging genetically engineered mouse models of cancer and molecular techniques to study important problems in the fields of cancer research and radiation biology (Kirsch lab, www.kirschlab.org; Mowery lab, https://radonc.duke.edu/research/mowery-lab-0; Reitman Lab, https://radonc.duke.edu/research/reitman-lab ), designing and conducting genetic and pharmacologic screens to identify novel cancer therapeutic strategies in cellular and/or organoid model systems (Wood lab, https://sites.duke.edu/woodlab/).
The hiring laboratories possess rich environments including numerous research technicians, PhD and MD/PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Successful applicants will work closely with one of the physician-scientists, who are junior faculty members of the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Competitive applicants will have received an undergraduate degree by the start of employment, will have prior experience in lab research, will be intellectually passionate and able to display scientific initiative.
Duties may include some or all of the following:
Maintain an organized and complete lab notebook of experiments that are performed and any mouse colony work performed.
Perform PCR, RT-PCR and Western blots to characterize cell lines, tumor tissues, and mouse tissues.
For some of our experiments, a group of mice will need to be assessed each day including weekends. This responsibility will be shared with other members of the lab.
Propagate cells in cell culture and perform in vitro viability assays and clonogenic assays.
Use human-derived specimens to establish and maintain cancer organoid culture models
Meet or communicate by e-mail with your physician-scientist supervisor on a regular basis to plan experiments, troubleshoot problems, and discuss results.
Participate in regular lab meetings to discuss results or articles in the literature.
Assist in recruiting new lab members by informing them about the lab and your research.
Help maintain reagents or equipment in the laboratory with specific jobs (which might include tasks like making cell dissociation buffer, 70% ethanol, etc.).
Help provide a collegial environment for the laboratory.
Set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate standard laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Assist in the development of new research procedures and techniques.
Work generally requires a bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.
None required aside from above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE