Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-MO_RS [#19463, 1826]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Genomics / Genetics
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/07, finished 2021/09/30, listed until 2021/09/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Onishi lab in the Department of Biology at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) employs cutting-edge technologies in genetics, genomics, and cell biology to study the basic mechanisms of cell division (sites.duke.edu/onishilab). Our current system is the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, which has both scientific and industrial values. We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual to fill a part-time (30 hours/week) Research Scientist position. Successful candidate will have excellent organization and communication skills as well as outstanding problem-solving and collaboration capabilities. Previous experience working with algae, yeast, or fungi is a plus but not required.

Occupational Summary Coordinate administrative, technical and research activities in the lab. Carry out genetic, molecular biological, and cell biological experiments and help with experimental design, implementation, and data analysis. Co-supervise graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, but also be an excellent team member.

Oversee all aspects of laboratory compliance with Duke and other policies as well as all research-adjacent activities (time/space management, undergraduate activities and outreach events in the lab).

Work Performed Perform complex research laboratory techniques such as but not limited to: DNA/RNA/protein extraction and purification from bacteria, algae, and other organisms, maintain a large number of algal cultures using standard microbial techniques and using advanced robotics.

Provide oversight and mentoring of undergraduate researchers in areas of project design, data analysis, and troubleshooting, as well as instruction in technical skills.

Facilitation of graduate research through instruction and troubleshooting of techniques and assisting in project design.

Manage the safety of the lab with special attention paid to training of personnel, management of safe physical spaces, management of hazardous materials, creation and maintenance of Standard Operation Procedures for techniques and individual chemicals. Serve as the primary point of contact for the Occupational and Environmental Safety Office. Liaise with biosafety and other oversight offices regarding approvals needed for research efforts.

Coordinate equipment assessment, purchasing, maintenance, and oversight. Respond to equipment and space audit requests.

Procure and maintain inventories of reagents, supplies, and samples as needed to support research activities of all lab personnel.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training: Work requires a PhD degree in Biology or remated field.

Experience: Research experience obtained in a Biology or related graduate program is required.

Skills: Molecular biology techniques for extraction, isolation, cloning, and analysis of DNA/RNA is required. One or more of the following is a plus: Live-cell fluorescence, immunofluorescence, and/or electron microscopy; Techniques for purification of proteins and sample preparation for mass spectrometry; CRISPR-mediated genome editing; Genetic screens.

Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills are a must.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Meticulous record-keeping skills.

Basic coding experience is a plus but not indispensable (e.g. R, Python, MatLab).

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:
www.biology.duke.edu
 
137 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Box 90338
Durham NC 27708

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