RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Duke University

United States

July 19, 2022

Description

Duke University and Duke University Health System require all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. After you have officially accepted a position at Duke, you may request a religious or medical accommodation.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Work Arrangement:

Requisition Number: 198131

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Location:

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: MEDICAL CENTER

Date: Jun 15, 2022

This Position is Grant Funded

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’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.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

(Division of Structural Biology)

We are seeking a motivated and hardworking Research Technician II to support operations in the Division of Structural Biology. The primary responsibilities will be preparing samples for negative stain electron microscopy, as well as collecting and analyzing electron microscopy data.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare negative stain electron microscopy samples (grids)
  • Collect electron microscopy data on our laboratory electron microscope.
  • Analyze electron microscopy data with established computational algorithms and programs.
  • 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 laboratory leadership.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or other directly related scientific field.
  • Experience: None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • Preferred Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements

  • Some previous lab experience is highly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, and to troubleshoot and resolve problems, is required.
  • Familiarity and comfort working with computers and standard software (Word, Excel, etc) is required.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux, scripting, Python, or other computer programming is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience with any form of microscopy is a plus. New hires will be fully trained on proper use and maintenance of the electron microscope.
  • 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 these values.

    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 hiring department.

    Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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