Research Technician II/III: Duke University

Organization: Duke University
Cell Biology Department
Poss and Di Talia Labs
Date Posted: 6/03/2022
City: Durham
State: North Carolina
Primary Category: Technician
Type of Position: Animal Technician II/III

Description & Details:

The Poss and Di Talia labs use the zebrafish model system to study the quantitative biology of tissue regeneration. We are hiring a research technician for duties to include molecular biology, generation of transgenic animals, surgery, histology, and imaging. Specialized training will be provided. A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences is required. Enthusiasm for working with animals is essential. Contact Ken Poss at or Stefano Di Talia at

Technical duties include:

  • Breeding, husbandry, and surgeries using model system zebrafish.
  • Molecular biology including making DNA constructs.
  • Generation of mutant or transgenic animals by microinjection.
  • Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests. 
  • Prepare chemicals, reagents and solutions. 
  • Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue for microscopic examination. 
  • Compile, analyze, document and draw conclusions from experimental results.
  • Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. 
  • Assist in training new personnel. 


Research Technician II:

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field. No experience is required above education requirement.

Research Technician III:

Work requires skills acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other science related scientific field program. Two years of research experience is required. 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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