RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Requisition Number:: 154571
Date: Sep 13, 2021
Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER
This Position is Majority Grant Funded
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.
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) leads cutting edge vaccine research
against infectious diseases that impact global health. Basic science
discoveries made using a variety of human and pathogen-derived proteins,
designed, produced and evaluated by a collaborative DHVI team are contributing
to the identification of vaccine and therapeutic candidates currently being
produced in Good Manufacturing Practice facilities for early phase clinical
trials. This technical research position will focus on evaluating, through use
of several laboratory binding assays, these experimental vaccine components
and the immune responses they generate in animal models.
Perform vaccine research in Dr. Bart Haynes' Laboratory of B-Cell
Immunology, focusing on in-vitro antibody binding assays.
Collaborate in characterizing antibody responses in studies of animal and
human specimens and recombinant systems utilizing ELISA, Luminex, SDS PAGE
and Western blotting.
Perform complex experiments working with animal and human specimens in
teams and individually.
Understand and comply with all safety standards and procedures to insure a
safe working environment for all laboratory staff.
Design, execute, analyze and archive experiments in a manner that is
scientifically justifiable, reliable and understandable to others.
Keep lab equipment, chemicals reagents and supplies in excellent order.
Perform routine lab maintenance, cleaning, ordering and organizing.
Learn and develop new lab techniques and teach them to other lab staff.
Collaborate with other staff, your supervisor, and primary investigator
(Dr. Haynes) to review experimental results and develop new research
plans; assist in the training of new personnel.
Perform other duties as requested by the Principal Investigator or senior
Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements
Education: Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology,
zoology,psychology or other directly related scientific field.
Experience: None required above education/training requirement.OR AN
EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Basic skills in laboratory techniques
Must be able to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities and have
ability to quickly learn new skills
Must be detail-oriented, well organized with strong communication skills
and ability to work in an interactive team environment.
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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
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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
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