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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Requisition Number:: 188209
Date: Apr 26, 2022
Durham, NC, US, 27710
Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER
This Position is Fully Grant Funded
School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is
the youngest of the nationâ€™s top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical
schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community
of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where
interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate
translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health
locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians
and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke
University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of
Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic
(PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The
Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital,
Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health
and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.
LAB RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
(Acharya Lab, Division of Structural Biology)
We are seeking a Research Technician II to support operations in the Division
of Structural Biology. The primary overall responsibility of the position will
be to assist in the management of the X-ray crystallography suite, as well as
in lab management and protein purification.
Assist in the day-to-day maintenance and operations of the X-ray
Assist in setting up of crystallization experiments.
Assist in shipping crystals to the synchrotron and in data collection.
Monitor inventory and ensure necessary supplies of stock are available for
continuity of scientific work; maintain other equipment as required.
Perform laboratory duties and maintain documentation for general lab
operations - MSDS's, chemical inventories, waste disposal, autoclaving,
etc. as required.
Assist in expression of proteins in commonly used systems (E coli,
Assist in purification of proteins for structural studies.
Maintain laboratory notebook and other documentation in an orderly and
accurate fashion for tracking work progress, experiments, and results.
Provide a summary of written work updates and plans each week.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and
Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline, health or
physical sciences or a related field.
Demonstrated ability to work within a team, and to troubleshoot and
resolve problems, is required.
Experience and interest in managing and maintaining equipment is desired.
Experience in protein expression, purification and biochemistry desired.
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
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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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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
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