RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Requisition Number:: 128949
Date: Jun 18, 2021
Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER
School of Medicine:
Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the
nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes
pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators,
clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary
collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of
fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around
Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University
School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke
University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class
health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care,
the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses
Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke
Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health
and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.
Duke University Job Descriptions
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting standardized
assays, laboratory tests, experiments, and determinations in support of
research in the fields of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative research, such
as biospecimen processing, immunoassays, and ELISAs.
Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting physical,
chemical or biological tests and other research laboratory tests, experiments
and determinations to obtain data in support of research oriented activities;
compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental
results. Confer with research project manager and principal investigator to
review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor
modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the
needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods
manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information
applicable to research experiments.
Process human biospecimens such as blood and tissue and purification of
different cell types, DNA, RNA, and proteins from biospecimens, maintaining
detailed documentation and inventory.
Set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate standard laboratory
equipment required for specific tests.
Maintain cell culture lines, including preparation of 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
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The
above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed
by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of
the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions
given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of
the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees
may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description.
Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology,
psychology or other directly related scientific field.
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT
COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 2 years wet lab research experience preferred.
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
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
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