Durham, North Carolina

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Occupational Summary

 

Prepare specimens for microscopy and perform confocal microscopy. Use recombinant DNA methods to construct plasmid DNAs. Maintain laboratory stocks of Drosophila. Perform other related laboratory assays, tests and experiments in support of Duke University research.

 

Work Performed

 

Prepare Drosophila specimens for experiments and imaging; assist with and/or perform confocal microscopy. Conduct genetic experiments with Drosophila.

Use recombinant DNA cloning methods to construct specific plasmid DNAs. Purify DNAs; perform restriction enzyme analysis and submit for DNA sequencing to confirm plasmids.

Maintain Drosophila stocks and perform genetic experiments with Drosophila as needed.

Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting biophysical, biochemical, and biological assays and experiments to obtain data; record and analyze experimental results, and draw initial conclusions from results.

Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for experiments; make modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques as required to meet the needs of the particular experiment. Review laboratory methods in manuals, scientific journals and online sources for information applicable to experiments.

Determine proper operation of equipment and set up instruments; operate and maintain laboratory equipment required for specific tests or measurements.

Prepare bacterial and Drosophila culture media; prepare chemicals, reagents and solutions as needed.

Maintain sufficient inventory of materials and supplies for performance of daily experiments; dispose of laboratory chemical and biological waste according to lab safety protocols.

Review work of students and lower level laboratory personnel as assigned; assist in training new personnel.

Perform other duties related to the above described work.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel in this classification.

 

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training: Work requires a BS, BA or master’s degree in biology, engineering, chemistry, or another directly related scientific field.

 

Experience: Prefer applicants with previous experience in Drosophila work and previous laboratory experience using recombinant DNA methodology and molecular biology, OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

 

Skills: Drosophila work, recombinant DNA and molecular biology experience

 


Minimum Qualifications

 

Education

Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.

 

Experience

 

None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 



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Durham, North Carolina

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