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Research Technician II in Orthopaedics at Duke University

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  • Research Technician II in Orthopaedics at Duke University

    Duke’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery has an immediate need for a Research Technician II in the McNulty Lab located at the Medical Science Research Building in Durham, N.C.
    More information about the laboratory is available at the website below:

    Occupational Summary

    The Research Tech II will work primarily on wet lab research projects focused on mechanobiology and orthopaedic tissue healing. The ideal candidate would have an interdisciplinary background in cell and molecular biology and/or biomedical engineering.

    Work Performed
    - Work with a group of investigators to plan experimental studies that address project aims
    - Conduct a variety of investigations (includes literature reviews, planning and performing experiments, troubleshooting experiments, etc.)
    - Responsible for cell and tissue culture (includes sterile technique for isolating and maintaining a variety of cell types and tissues, generating and using virus in culture, etc.)
    - Perform molecular biology techniques and biochemical assays (RNA extraction from cells and tissues, PCR, protein extraction, Western blot, ELISA, assays for extracellular matrix components, etc.)
    - Perform histology of cells and tissues
    - Perform fluorescence imaging of cells and tissues
    - Perform mechanical stimulation of cells and tissue
    - Perform mechanical testing of tissues and constructs
    - Meet with Principal Investigator to present results and discuss data analysis and future experiments
    - Prepare presentations, reports, and/or publications
    - Provide general laboratory support and other duties as required

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