LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I - Pathology

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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Department of Pathology – BRPC

The Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Cancer Institute’s BioRepository and Precision Pathology Center (BRPC) is a shared service center housed in the Department of Pathology that provides biobanking, sample procurement, clinical trial support, and tissue technology services to investigators at Duke University and beyond.

Occupational Summary

This position will provide support to both BRPC.

Work Performed

Conduct a variety of investigations in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures and specialized laboratory techniques in the analysis of materials under experimentation.

Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment.

Prepare tissue and specimens for complex procedures, and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses. Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Confer with principal investigator in determining specific experiments to be included in the research protocol and to discuss the interpretation of results.

Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.

Cut, embed, and process tissues using Histotechnology techniques.

Specifically:

  • Labeling samples; routine tissue processing; tissue embedding; labeling tissue sections/slide; cutting microtome and cryostat sections; hand staining slides
  • Establishes standard operating procedures (SOP) for tissue processing and solution preparation, maintains logs of this activity.
  • Keeps daily logs with inventory of specimens and blocks in process or in file.
  • Works with researchers in several labs, maintains inventory from several sources, and keeps track of flow of specimens and charges.
  • Troubleshoots problems that may arise.
  • Effectively collaborate with team members, residents, fellows,faculty and external researchers
  • Collect tissue samples and process them according to specific protocols
  • Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, including operation of highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Review work of lower level laboratory personnel and assist in the training of new personnel.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.

Experience

Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.

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