LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I - Duke Neuropsychiatric Brain Bank
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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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 tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

The Duke Neuropsychiatric Brain Bank is a repository of postmortem human brain tissue for the study of stress-related disorders. The applicant must have experience in conducting a variety of independent investigations, including planning, development, and implementation of procedures within the overall scope of a project.

Responsibilities:

· Process, dissect, and preserve brain tissue for a variety of experimental applications

· Manage the receipt, distribution, and utilization of biological specimens

· Conduct experiments related to quality control assessment of samples, including DNA and RNA isolation; PCR

· Manage laboratory information management systems

· Oversee laboratory workflow and manage progression of multiple research projects

· Supervise and train students and lab personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures.

· Maintain laboratory equipment and scheduled maintenance

· Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills

· Must be able to work in a team-based laboratory and be able to communicate effectively

· Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified

Education

· Work requires a bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, or other science

related scientific field.

Experience

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.

Background in neuroscience is preferred

Required Qualifications at this LevelEducation/Training

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

Experience

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

Skills

N/A

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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