Durham, North Carolina

This position is Fully Grant Funded

School of Medicine:


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Research Scientist, Sr.

Occupational Summary

The Department of Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine is hiring a Research Scientist, Sr as a project manager for a large highly collaborative research effort that spans institutions and disciplines. This exciting new team science effort aims to identify circuit mechanisms that contribute to, or protect against, dopamine neuron demise in Parkinson’s disease. Core project leaders bring expertise and innovation in synapses, basal ganglia, astrocytes, neuromodulators and state-of-the-art human cell organoid and mouse modeling.

Work Performed


  • Facilitating communication and organizing across team members in 6 labs/ 2 institutions
  • Communicating with funding agency
  • Serving as communication liaison to other interested parties including institutional, public and patient groups
  • Preparing research progress documents
  • Ensuring compliance and other necessary documentation is completed
  • Participating in scientific project development, interpretation and manuscript writing/editing.
  • Developing and disseminating protocols
  • Ensuring data provenance and data curation standards are being met
  • Attending research-in-progress team meetings and an annual offsite meeting held by funder
  • Screening, hiring and on-boarding new personnel
  • Training new personnel
  • Designing, performing, and interpreting Immunohistochemical and single cell RNA sequencing experiments.
  • Training and Overseeing team members performing outcome analyses that involve immunohistochemistry and single cell RNA sequencing.
  • Managing staff responsible for mouse genetic lines colony management and genotyping.


Duke 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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Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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