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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Requisition Number:: 167578
Date: Nov 22, 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.
RESEARCH TECHNICAN II
Accessioning Unit / Repository
The Accessioning Unit (AU) / Repository in The Duke Human Vaccine Institute
(DHVI) receives human and non-human primate whole blood and isolates sera,
plasma, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from these samples.
The AU / Repository also stores isolated samples, retrieves frozen samples,
and provides samples to investigators inside and outside DHVI. The AU /
Repository also provides domestic and international shipping service for
investigators at DHVI. All processing and storage is completed under
established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are overseen by the
Quality Assurance for Duke Vaccine Immunogenicity Program (QADVIP).
Coordinate with DHVI staff and DHVI customers on domestic and
Coordinate with DHVI staff and DHVI customers on retrieval of specimens
housed in the AU / Repository.
Isolation of plasma and PBMCs from human blood following Good Laboratory
Practice (GLP) guidelines.
Isolation of plasma and PBMCs from blood and other specimens derived from
humans, non-human primates, and other animal species; perform
cryopreservation and maintain excellent records of processed and stored
Maintain the maintenance of logs and reports regarding processing,
storage, and retrieval of specimens retained in the AU / Repository.
Maintain accurate inventories of materials in the AU / Repository, using
software tools mandated by AU / Repository Manager.
Setup, operate, repair, clean and maintain laboratory instruments and
Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for
performance of duties.
Read, understand, and follow SOPs.
Perform other duties as requested by the AU / Repository Director,
Manager, or senior lab staff.
You must be willing and available to work flexible hours which may include
later start and end times with the understanding that work hours may need
to be extended until a project/task has reached a logical and acceptable
stopping point to maintain the integrity of the science.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Education/Training: Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in
botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific
Experience: None required above education/training requirement.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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