Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-AIRGERSBACH04272022 [#21691, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/04/27, finished 2023/01/07, listed until 2022/10/27)
Position Description:    

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

The Gersbach Lab at Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking an Associate in Research to work in the field of epigenetics, particularly within the setting of human diseases. This position assists in projects exploring mechanisms of epigenetic establishment and inheritance using CRISPR/dCas9-based epigenome editing tools, high-throughput screening, and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) or transgenic mice to model rare disorders. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate with extensive research experience (2 years minimum, bachelor and/or master in biology or related field) with excellent wet lab bench skills using molecular and cell culture techniques. The successful candidate will be expected to complete laboratory experiments and assist with cell culture, molecular biology, next generation sequencing library preparation, biochemistry, epigenetic analyses, molecular imaging, and other common techniques to aid in experimental procedures. The laboratory duty requirements are ideal for someone who is detail oriented and can easily manage several ongoing tasks with competing deadlines. This position will work with a graduate student and a postdoctoral fellow; therefore, we seek someone who can maintain teamwork, is cooperative, and can be flexible with scheduling labwork. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Two years of related experience with standard laboratory procedures in molecular biology. The ideal candidate should be hard-working and eager to learn. Ability to work in a team setting and independently with minimum supervision. Ability to execute planned cell and molecular biological experiments, analyze data, and present data Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong critical thinking skills and excellent attention to detail. Must have basic computational skills such as knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

The following skills are highly desired (any combination): Experience with mammalian tissue culture Molecular cloning techniques and plasmid purification PCR and qPCR reaction design/troubleshooting Immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry, protein immunoassays (WB/IP) Next generation sequencing library preparation Experience with mouse work

Regularly ranked among the best research institutions in the US, Duke University offers an outstanding research environment and world class training programs. The laboratory is located within the beautiful Duke University west campus, in Durham North Carolina. The research program associated with this project will provide exposure to cutting-edge science and technologies in the areas of genetics, gene therapy, stem cell biology, and human disease that will be greatly valuable to diverse areas of academic research and biotechnology. Qualified applicants should send a CV, a cover letter, and the contact information of 3 referees. Job Type: Full-time Salary: salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

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