RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, SENIOR-Gastroenterology - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


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100% Grant/Sponsor Funded 



The primary responsibility for this position is to conduct studies of experimental pancreatitis using mouse models. Studies will be performed both in mice and on mouse pancreatic tissue in vitro. This work involves animal handling and breeding, tissue culture, microscopy, data analysis, statistical analysis, data management, laboratory inventory, and general laboratory techniques and methods.


Candidate is expected to isolate pancreas tissue from mice and isolate pancreatic acini. Isolated acini will be used to investigate fundamental mechanisms of pancreas physiology.


Candidate will design, plan, and conduct experiments.


Candidate will analyze the experimental results and present the results to other members of the group in an organized way.


Candidate will evaluate the experimental results, trouble shoot problems as they arise, and present and discuss possible solutions with the principal investigator.


Associated with this work, is the proper preparation of tissues, reagents, tools and assays for conducting the experiments.


At the completion of the studies, the candidate will prepare reports that reflect thoughtful analysis of the data.


Minimum Qualifications



PhD or equivalent doctorate.



5 years research experience..


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Durham, North Carolina

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