Researcher in Physiology
Duke University
United States

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Researcher in Physiology

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  233310
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jun 13, 2023
School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Duke University Job Description:



The Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI), a part of Duke University Medical Center, occupies a place of national and international leadership in the fight against major diseases. Our mission is to produce integrated multi-omics and physiologic profiles of chronic human diseases, and to use such profiles to develop new disease detection strategies, novel therapies, and insights into disease mechanisms.


A full-time Clinical Research Specialist is needed to join a DMPI study team conducting human subject clinical research at the Duke Center for Living campus.  This Clinical Translation Research Division within the DMPI conducts multiple federal and industry funded projects involving healthy individuals, individuals with Type 2diabetes, those at-risk for diabetes and other cardiometabolic diseases, As well as other clinical conditions.  This candidate will work closely with PIs and other members of a well-established clinical research team to support ongoing physiological studies involving muscle and fat biopsies, serial blood sampling, body composition analysis, strength assessments, cardiorespiratory fitness evaluations, and supervised exercise interventions.


This individual will support the study team in the collection, preparation, processing, and management of research data and specimens.  This position will maintain subject level documentation for studies and assist study staff and participants during study visits.  In addition, this individual will employ strategies to maintain subject recruitment and retention rates, assist participants with individual needs, follow SOPs for quality assurance, take part in site initiation/closeout visits as directed, assist in the preparation for study monitoring and study audit visits, communicate and coordinate with other study personnel as required for study implementation and routine problem resolution, use software necessary for study operations with little assistance, and prepare documents, equipment and supplies as directed to assist with the conduct and documentation of study visits.


Qualified candidates must be well-organized, conscientious, display critical thinking skills, possess strong interpersonal skills, and exhibit proficiency with basic Microsoft Office software.  The candidate must have an ability to multi-task and function successfully in a dynamic work environment. The position requires a collaborative attitude and excellent communication skills to facilitate a strong team environment. Job duties will involve, but not be limited to conducting research assessments during subject study visits, maintaining proper participant-level documentation, processing/handling of research specimens, and/or supporting subject recruitment and retention efforts for the various research studies.


This is a full-time position located at the Duke Center for Living campus in Durham, NC.

Competitive salary with exceptional benefits, 403b, and paid time off.



Education and Experience:

·        Minimum of an associate degree

·        Educational background or experience in the field of exercise physiology strongly preferred

·        Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent communication skills



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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