RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Duke University

United States

May 28, 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 III

Requisition Number:: 186468

Date: Apr 13, 2022

Location:

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 the globe.

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.

Occupational Summary Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological, and other research laboratory tests, experiments, and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document, and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts, and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.

The Laboratory for AIDS & COVID-19 Vaccine Research & Development research on neutralizing antibody responses, a key component of a number of successful vaccines for other infectious diseases. We're seeking qualified applicants to be part of this internationally recognized laboratory for providing standardized assessments of neutralizing antibody responses in preclinical and clinical COVID-19 vaccine studies.”

Work Performed

  • Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
  • Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood, and other substances for microscopic examination.
  • Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents, and solutions.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Review work of lower-level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel.
  • Develop charts and graphs for scientific publications
  • Maintain database for raw data and organize/prepare scientific data for analysis by the principal investigator.
  • Assist with performing small and short-term basic experiments and completing individual parts of an overall large experiment/project
  • Routine performance of neutralizing antibody assays in various cell lines in support of clinical HIV/AIDS vaccine development.
  • Prepare and titrate virus cultures in various cell lines.
  • Interpret, analyze, and report data.
  • Maintain GCLP records and procedures.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of cell lines.
  • 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.

    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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