RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - Duke University Marine Laboratory - Beaufort, NC
Requisition Number:: 134908
Date: Jul 9, 2021
Beaufort, NC, US, 28516
Personnel Area: UNIVERSITY
Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James
Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research
universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the
heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best
places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who
study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional
schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private
employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC
Perform as a full-time research technician I in support of a laboratory and
field based agricultural project. Work includes growing and assessing marine
microalgae and associated measurements both outdoors and in indoor
Growing of algae using sterile technique and associated measurements.
Candidate must have laboratory experience (biochemical analyses or wastewater
treatment operations preferred). Measurements may include dry weight, ash
content, chlorophyll, lipids, protein, nutrients, or other chemical analyses.
Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting physical,
chemical or biological tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data in
support of research-oriented activities; compile and document procedures and
Set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate standard laboratory
equipment required for specific tests.
Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Assist in the
development of new research procedures and techniques.
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
Other responsibilities may include general lab upkeep, dishwashing or other
cleaning/maintenance associated with normal laboratory or field operations,
sample preparation or other tasks as assigned.
Attention to detail and standard operating procedures/protocols and compliance
with safety requirements are essential.
Prepare and deliver updates on harvesting data and performance at weekly staff
Candidate must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings or
early mornings as project requires.
Thrive as a team member in a complex environment composed of researchers,
students (undergraduate and graduate), staff and other visiting members.
Assist others in their project roles, and to direct others in helping achieve
goals associated with this position.
Attend classes, meetings and training sessions offered by Duke that will
enhance the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful and perform as
expected for the position.
Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) proficiency
Familiarity with basic laboratory procedures and ability follow
Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and work assignments
Ability to troubleshoot problems
Outstanding customer service
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Work effectively as part of a team to achieve established outcomes
Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone or video
connection, with high professionalism
Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and walk to various buildings on campus
We value diversity of backgrounds and experience, so if you aren't an expert
in all of the techniques we use, but have the desire and ability to
successfully learn them, your application is welcome! Our lab is a training
environment; we are primarily interested in recruiting people who love science
and are willing to put in the work to achieve their goals.
Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology,
engineering, wastewater operations or other directly related scientific field.
None required above education/training requirement. OR ANEQUIVALENT
COMBINATION OFRELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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