Lab Research Analyst, Available Immediately, Lab of Dr. Paul F. Agris, Duke University Dept of Medicine

A Lab Research Analyst 1 (LRA1) is sought immediately for the Lab of Dr. Paul F. Agris recently established at Duke University Department of Medicine.
Applicants should have significant expertise in the following areas: cellular and molecular biology/biochemistry with mammalian cell culture and microbiology experience; and experiential experience with RNA and protein expression.
The primary duties for this position are initially related to Dr. Agris research on Type II Diabetes. All of the LRA1’s time will be reserved for research activities. It is expected that the LRA1 will focus their research on:
– Insulin inducible, Cdkal1 knockout cells that will be tested for Cdkal1 and insulin production, compared to the parental cells
– Cdkal1 knockout cells will be rescued by transfection of the human Cdkal1 gene and Cdkal1 and insulin assayed, and compared to the parental cells
– tRNA will be isolated from the different cell cultures and HPLC-MS analysis will be determined, particularly for ms2t6A and t6A
The LRA1 will also actively participate in other projects, aid in writing papers/grants, and supervising students.
Applications should be entered through the Duke Human Resources website:

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.
Education/Training: Work requires a bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, biological chemistry, zoology, botany, psychology or other directly related scientific field. Work requires two years of research experience. A related master’s 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. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE