Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKEGRILL5 [#25270]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Biomedical
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/08/04, listed until 2024/02/04)
Position Description:    

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Animal Behavior Associate in Research 
Salary range: dependent on experience and qualifications 

Overview: The Grill Lab is currently seeking a highly motivated and skilled Animal Behavior Research Associate to join our esteemed bioengineering team. Our team develops electrical stimulation therapies for a range of health conditions, such as spinal cord injury, chronic pain, and bladder/bowel dysfunction. As an Animal Behavior Research Associate, you will actively contribute to various rat-based projects, ensuring utmost care for our animal subjects while collecting high-quality, reproducible behavioral data in neuromodulation research. 

We value individuals with essential characteristics that drive success in our research team. Your passion for animal welfare and dedication to maintaining high standards of care will be instrumental in our scientific advancements. As a strategic thinker, you'll quickly process and implement new information, while your inquisitiveness and curiosity drive your exploration and learning in diverse research projects. Your effective communication and collaboration with diverse team members will ensure seamless execution of research tasks. Juggling multiple projects with exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and adaptability are essential for success. Research projects may have evolving demands, and your willingness to adapt to a varied schedule and embrace new challenges with enthusiasm will enable you to thrive in this critical role. 

Mandatory Qualifications: 
 Highly Desired Qualifications: 
Project-Specific Responsibilities: 
Spinal Cord Injury and Bladder Dysfunction Project, estimated time: 10-20 hrs/week 
         Bowel Dysfunction Project, Estimated time: 4 hrs/week 
          Chronic Pain Project, Estimated time: 4-26 hrs/week 
Physical Requirements: The Animal Behavior Research Associate will perform the responsibilities described above in separate buildings across Duke Campus. The nature of the role may involve physical tasks related to handling and transporting animals, cages, and equipment. To ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the physical demands associated with the position, the following specific physical tasks and capacities are required: 

Specific Physical Tasks: 
Capacity for Moderate Exertion
It is important to note that while these physical requirements are necessary for the role, we also prioritize the safety and well-being of our team members. If you have any specific concerns or limitations related to the physical requirements, we encourage you to discuss them during the application process. We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive work environment that accommodates the needs of our employees to the best of our abilities. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of neuromodulation. If you meet the mandatory qualifications and are enthusiastic about joining our team, please submit your application, including your resume and cover letter, highlighting your relevant experience and skills. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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