Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-AIR_DK [#18668, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Cell Biology
Appl Deadline:2021/06/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/20, finished 2021/06/23, listed until 2021/06/15)
Position Description:    

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Full Time PostBac/Associate in Research opportunity in the study of morphogenesis, Kiehart Lab, Duke University

Job Title: Associate in Research

Start date: Open

Position duration: At least a one-year commitment is required, two years preferred.

Are you interested in how sheets of cells move, change shape and fuse during development? Or how wounds heal? The Kiehart lab studies cell sheet morphogenesis, an essential process for metazoan development and wound healing. We investigate the dorsal closure stage of Drosophila embryogenesis as a model system to understand this biologically important tissue movement that is conserved across phylogeny. Our work employs an unusually diverse repertoire of interdisciplinary approaches, including high-resolution microscopy, genetic, bioinformatic, biophysical and biochemical strategies to interrogate the mechanics of closure and its regulation in wild type and mutant embryos. https://kiehartlab.biology.duke.edu

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic research technician to join our team and contribute at all levels of our ongoing research. Duties may include standard lab maintenance, fly husbandry and genetics, general molecular biology techniques, microscopy, and data analysis. Significant laboratory research experience is required, experience with Drosophila is a plus. The successful applicant will have a strong work ethic, communication and organizational skills and ability to work well within a team. Please start the filename of your cover letter and CV with your last name, and please ensure at least one of your references is from a direct laboratory supervisor.

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.

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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Further Info:
137 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Box 90338
Durham NC 27708