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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I
Requisition Number:: 188387
Date: Apr 27, 2022
Durham, NC, US, 27710
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 setting-up field and
monitoring experiments in salt marshes, travel to salt marshes in Georgia and
associated measurements and sample processing in both outdoors and in indoor
Setting up field experiments with consumers and nutrients in marshes.
Candidate must have extensive experience working in marshes for long hours in
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.
Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for
performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment.
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, assistant set up of experiments
in other coastal habitats.
Attention to detail and standard operating procedures/protocols and compliance
with safety requirements are essential.
Prepare and deliver updates on field studies and data collection and
performance at weekly staff meetings
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 established
· 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 requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or
other science related scientific field.
At least one summer working in salt marshes full time.
OR ANEQUIVALENT COMBINATION OFRELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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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.
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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
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