RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - Pulmonary
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training


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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

This is a position in a basic science research laboratory that also has ongoing integrated translational and clinical research. Therefore, this position requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to current laboratory needs. Previous wet laboratory experience is preferred but not required. More importantly, this position requires exquisite attention to detail in addition to well-developed organizational and time-management skills. The successful candidate will perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting standardized tests, experiments, and determinations in support of research oriented activities at Duke University.

Work Performed

  • Plan, develop and carry out experiments to examine the role of occupational exposure to food flavoring compounds in the development of obstructive and restrictive lung diseases. These experiments are carried out in part in an animal facility; therefore attention to detail and the ability to follow explicit procedures is required.
  • Plan, develop and carry out experiments in vitro to examine the role of epithelial cells, fibroblasts and other cells in culture in the response to food flavoring compounds.
  • Plan, develop and carry out experiments in vitro to examine the role of epithelial cells, fibroblasts and other cells in culture in the response to EGFR ligands and/or immune factors.
  • Perform whole lung lavage on experimental animals, prepare cytospins and count resulting differentials.
  • Prepare tissue and specimens for histological and biochemical analysis that may include DNA, RNA, immunohistochemistry and protein extraction.
  • Gather information and data through observation and experimentation using routine laboratory methods including but not limited to western analysis, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR.
  • Evaluate and interpret collected information and data.
  • Prepare reports and analyses documenting progress towards the specific goals of the laboratory.
  • Review and remain current with the scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training:

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

Experience:

None required above education / training requirement.

Skills:

None required above educational / training requirements.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and

responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob 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.


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