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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  230271
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  May 19, 2023
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.


Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory – Duke Human Vaccine Institute


The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), is seeking a highly motivated Lab Research Analyst I to join our team studying thymus development and function. The Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) is a division of the DHVI and supports a wide portfolio of research programs. The RBL has three collaborative core units: Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology. The Lab Research Analyst I will work with the RBL Immunology team and Duke Investigators to plan, run and analyze flow cytometry assays, Luminex assays, and other immunoassays such as ELISA.  



  • Prepare specimens for and perform flow cytometry (including techniques such as intracellular staining and 10+ parameter surface marker analysis). 
  • Analyze flow cytometry data using specialized software (FlowJo, ForeCyte, Prism) and prepare tabular and graphical summaries for reporting to collaborators. 
  • Prepare and process specimens for immunological procedures, including but not limited to Luminex assays, ELISAs and single-cell sequencing.
  • Confer with Immunology Unit leadership / Principal Investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for experiments.
  • Complete and maintain electronic documentation of research activities in real time. 
  • Manage and complete all assigned tasks/projects in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP) and in full compliance with all safety protocols.
  • Develop, write and maintain SOP. 
  • Attend all required training.
  • General laboratory maintenance including but not limited to: laboratory organization, preparation of solutions, waste processing, ordering/preparation/stocking of consumables and reagents, routine equipment calibration, maintenance of accurate sample and equipment inventories.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by Immunology Unit Manager and RBL/DHVI leadership.  



  • Work requires a bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology, or other directly related scientific field.
  • 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.
  • Previous experience with flow cytometry is highly preferred but not essential.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, communication, troubleshooting and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Willingness and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Must be focused, detail-oriented, and well organized.
  • The successful applicant must be eligible for and willing to: 
    • Complete necessary training and certification for independent work at Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL3). 
    • Work with infectious biological agents (viruses and bacteria) handled at BSL2 and BSL3. 
    • Comply with vaccination requirements.
    • Complete Tier 1 Select Agent registration. 







Minimum Qualifications




Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.




Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE degree may offset requiredyears of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.


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