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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  236046
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Sep 20, 2023

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.


Acharya Lab, Division of Structural Biology – Duke Human Vaccine Institute


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 crystallography suite.
  • 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, insect, mammalian).
  • 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 laboratory leadership.


Required Qualifications

  • Education/Training: Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.
  • Experience: None required above education/training requirement OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.


  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team and to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Experience and interest in managing and maintaining equipment is desired.
  • Experience in protein expression, purification and biochemistry is desired.



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