RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III
Requisition Number:: 125029
Date: Jun 7, 2021
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
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 III
The Cain laboratory at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute is looking for a
Research Technician III who will: perform a variety of complex technical
duties for biological and biochemical research laboratory tests and
experiments to obtain data for research purposes. Compile, analyze, document,
and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with the
principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for
research experiments. Make modifications to existing laboratory procedures and
techniques to meet the needs of the particular project. Review laboratory
methods, scientific journals, abstracts, and other literature for information
applicable to research experiments.
Obtain, prepare, mount, and stain tissues from mouse, non-human primates,
and humans for microscopic examination and image acquisition.
Stain cells, then acquire and analyze flow cytometric data.
Maintain a lab notebook with raw data, and organize/prepare data for
analysis by the principal investigator.
Develop charts and graphs for scientific publications.
Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment for
performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
Fully comply with appropriate DHVI/GHRB Safety and Compliance SOPs.
Perform other duties as requested by the principal investigator.
Experience in histology, particularly in the preparation of tissues and
cutting of sections on a cryostat.
Experience in flow cytometry.
Experience in Biosafety Level 2 containment.
The successful applicant must be eligible for and willing to:
Work with hazardous biological agents handled at BSL2+
Comply with vaccination requirements when necessary
Required Qualifications at this Level
Education/Training: Work generally requires skills acquired through the
completion of a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology
or other science related scientific field program.
Experience: Work requires two years of research experience. A related
master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis,
e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience. OR AN
EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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