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Research Technician
The Goetz lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician II.  Our lab investigates the molecular mechanisms controlling the assembly of the primary cilium, as well as the role of this essential organelle in mediating key developmental signaling pathways and in human health.


The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic about science and research, and have excellent organizational skills.  Prior research experience is required.  Experience with cell culture and mouse husbandry is a plus but is not required.  We will consider candidates who are seeking a temporary position (minimum 2 years strongly preferred) before applying to graduate or medical school, as well as those looking for long-term technician positions.    


Responsibilities include:

  • Work on an exciting research project related to ciliary signaling in neurons
  • Performing routine cell culture, as well as specialized cell culture including neurons.
  • Conducting biochemical, cellular and molecular biology assays, including Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, and microscopy
  • Maintaining transgenic mouse colony (breeding, genotyping, record-keeping)
  • Helping to monitor and maintain key equipment such as microscopes
  • Assisting with placing orders and keeping the lab organized
  • Helping to supervise undergraduate work-study and research students


Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field is preferred. 



  • Prior research experience in some area of biological sciences
  • Willingness to work with mice
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and as part of a team


Department preferred skills (not required):

  • Mouse husbandry
  • Cell culture
  • Western blotting and immunoprecipitation
  • Immunofluorescence and microscopy


Please upload a cover letter and CV with your online application. 



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Durham, North Carolina

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