Associate Research Scientist / Lab Manager - Duke University
Jonathan Riboh, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University
February 15, 2018
Durham, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
The Duke University Sports Medicine Laboratory has an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Associate Research Scientist. The lab has two main areas of study: (1) animal models of cartilage healing, with a focus on age-related differences in healing potential and (2) orthobiologics and their cellular and molecular interactions with joint tissues.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigators (PI) and working independently within the scientific framework of the PIs laboratory.
- Initiates, interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments critical to departments mission. - Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity. - Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope. - Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities. - Develops new ideas that promote current research. Exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance. - May manage the operations of a lab for the Principal Investigator by supervising trainees and technicians. - - Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of all instruments and laboratory facilities. - Ensures timely and accurate completion of research projects. - May provide students with technical guidance and direction in the operation of various sample preparation techniques, extraction lines, and equipment as well as general laboratory practices and safety protocols. - May seek grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research projects with consent of the PI and the Department Chair. May participate in writing grant proposals. - Will be responsible research/lab quality control and compliance. - May develop protocol for the collection and quality of research data. - Develops research techniques and methodologies. - May determine and establish laboratory policies, procedures and practices. - Maintains a thorough knowledge of the advances in specialized fields through attendance of scientific conferences. - May make significant contributions to scientific papers. Is a resource/ author/ co-author for reports and presentations. - May provide recommendations for equipment purchases and for the redesign of lab space. - May coordinate the activity and experimental design between various labs, scientific staff, and collaborators. - - Identifies and resolves technical problems. - May serve on internal committees to help further goals of research projects and bring new expertise to the research program. - Performs other duties as assigned.
To qualify you must have a Master of Science degree in a related discipline and 0-2 years experience.
Substantial experience from having completed Post Doc training is preferred. Established a record of publications is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
About Jonathan Riboh, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University
I am a surgeon scientist that practices orthopedic sports medicine at Duke University. I run a basic science laboratory with a focus on animal models of cartilage healing, with a particular interest in age-related differences in healing potential. Additionally, I study orthobiologics, with a focus on their cellular and molecular interactions with chondrocytes.