Duke University, Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies

5178 23765
Position ID:Duke University-Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies-ARMOUSETECH [#23765, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Bioinformatics
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/17, updated 2022/12/07, listed until 2023/05/17)
Position Description:    

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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 and mouse colony work. The successful candidate will be expected to complete laboratory experiments and assist with mouse related experiments, colony maintenance, breeding and husbandry, injections, tissue processing and 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 several in the lab conducting in vivo experiments; therefore, we seek someone who can maintain teamwork, is cooperative, and can be flexible with scheduling lab work.

The Gersbach Lab is a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of collaborative scientists and engineers who create a vibrant and stimulating intellectual environment. The technologies and scientific areas that we focus on are at the cutting-edge of genetic engineering, genomics, and gene and cell therapy. We prioritize the cultivation of an inclusive and supportive lab environment where individuals can grow and learn.

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. • Experience in establishing and maintaining mouse colonies for investigators including procurement of animals, record keeping, cost analysis, breeding, husbandry, tissue sampling and genotyping. • 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 mouse models and colony maintenance • Experience with genotyping • Familiar with tissue processing • PCR and qPCR reaction design/troubleshooting

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 Job Type: Full-time Salary: $40,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year or adjustable based on experience COVID-19 considerations:

Application Question(s): • Why are you interested in this job? • Please list any publications and/or presentations here. • * Please list one to three references. Include the person's name, company and title, contact details (email and/or phone number), and explain your relationship (former boss, current coworker, etc). Education: • Bachelor's (Preferred) Experience: • Mouse work: 2 year (Preferred) • Research Experience: 2 years (Preferred) Language: • English (Required) Work Location: • One location Company's website: • http://gersbach.bme.duke.edu/ Work Remotely: • No

Interested candidates should apply at AJO website and send their resume, statement of research goals, and names of three reference writers to gersbachlabjobs@gmail.com.

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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101 Science Drive
PO Box 90281
Durham, NC 27708