Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKEGERECHT4 [#26567]
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: (posted 2023/11/09, listed until 2024/05/09)
Position Description:    

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The Gerecht lab (https://pratt.duke.edu/faculty/sharon-gerecht) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our interdisciplinary research program at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. Our vascular tissue engineering lab combines cutting-edge techniques from various disciplines, including stem cells, vascular biology, biomaterials, mechanobiology, cellular and molecular biology, etc. The Associate in Research will be part of a collaborative team to establish and implement research protocols for complex and/or multiple research studies with a focus on cell and molecular biology. Provide scientific, training, grants, and reporting support and other research responsibilities involving the research activities of the lab. As part of a study team, collaborate with trainees, develop protocols, and supervise study-related activities for one or more studies. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: 

Experimental Support:

•Independently conduct laboratory-based experiments. These assays will mainly focus on gene editing of stem cells and their derivatives using CRISPR and other methods for generating stable cell lines. These will include but are not limited to: tissue and mammalian cell culture, cloning, gene expression analysis, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA, protein arrays.

• Teach assays to other laboratory personnel and collaborate with personnel in laboratory-based experiments and assays for the various research projects 

• May also provide support for animal studies in the lab including animal handling and maintenance, preparation for surgeries, occasional measurements, etc 

• Interpret data, write methods and protocols. 

Reporting: 

• In collaboration with the PI, track activities, milestones, and deliverables. 

• Along with the PI, provide support and submit progress reports for research activities.

Laboratory management:

  • Coordinating and maintaining certifications for lab equipment and personnel-related lab trainings.
  • Overseeing and managing the completion of required lab safety trainings, records and compliance of lab personnel.
  • Record keeping for orders/receipts, lab safety roster, key logs, protocols, safety certifications, equipment warranty, etc. (including lists of cell lines and lab chemicals)
  • Coordinating lab meetings, coordinate ordering of supplies with lab personnel, coordinate and plan diverse lab-related events                   


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