Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Work Performed

  • Perform a variety ofcomplex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biologicaland other research laboratory tests, experiments to obtain data for research purposes. Confer with the lab manager to review work assignments and develop plans for research projects. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals,abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
  • Determine and setup instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment requiredfor specific projects.
  • Obtain, prepare, mount and stain human brain tissue for microscopic examination.
  • Prepare chemicals,reagents and solutions needed for laboratory projects.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.





  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Softw are is needed.
  • Ability to work independently on as signed projects once trained in laboratory procedures is expected.
  • Experience in general laboratory safety, including chem ical hygiene and universal precautions while working with human tissue.
  • Familiarity with histology, microtome cutting of paraffin embedded tissue, immunohistochemistry.
  • Knowledge of human neuroanatomy is helpful.
  • Ability to be on call and available to come in to lab after hours to respond to freezer alarms is required.







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


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.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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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