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The position is available for an initial one-year period starting this July 2019, with the potential for renewal.
We are looking for a highly motivated recent neuroscience graduate (BS) to manage a new project in a behavioral neuroscience laboratory. Work in the lab investigates how early life stress, loss of ovarian function and/or exercise modify the trajectory of cognitive dysfunction and neuropathogenesis in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
An ideal candidate will have received an undergraduate degree in neuroscience by summer 2019, be adept at behavioral training (exercise, memory, stress testing) of mice, and have the capability of independently procuring tissue specimens, doing immunohistochemistry and unbiased stereology. A strong interest in neurodegenerative diseases and exercise physiology is required. We are looking for a research technician who is conscientious and dependable as well as highly self-motivated and pro-active.
The main duties of the research technician position will focus on (1) organizational tasks (e.g., experiment scheduling, ordering supplies, monitoring and training personnel), and (2) scientific tasks (e.g., recording keeping and managing a mouse breeding colony, handling, weighing and injecting and behaviorally training mice; tissue procurement, immunohistochemistry, stereology, protein, RNA analyses, and analysis of metabolomics). The research technician will have the chance to learn many skills that will be relevant to pursuing a career in science or medicine.
To apply, please submit the following materials with your application through Duke Human Resources:
A brief statement about yourself and why you are interested in the position, a resume that includes brief descriptions of past research experiences and relevant courses, and the names and email addresses of 2 references who could be contacted (at least one reference should be able to speak to your research background). Minimum Qualifications
Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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