RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  246332
Regular or Temporary:  Regular
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jul 4, 2024

This Position is Grant Funded

School of Medicine

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Haynes Lab – Duke Human Vaccine Institute

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) leads cutting edge vaccine research against infectious diseases that impact global health. Basic science discoveries made using a variety of human and pathogen-derived proteins, designed, produced and evaluated by a collaborative DHVI team are contributing to the identification of vaccine and therapeutic candidates currently being produced in Good Manufacturing Practice facilities for early phase clinical trials. This technical research position will focus on evaluating, through use of several laboratory binding assays, these experimental vaccine components and the immune responses they generate in animal models.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Perform vaccine research in Dr. Bart Haynes’ Laboratory of B-Cell Immunology, focusing on in-vitro antibody binding assays.
  • Collaborate in characterizing antibody responses in studies of animal and human specimens and recombinant systems utilizing ELISA, Luminex, SDS PAGE and Western blotting.
  • Perform complex experiments working with animal and human specimens in teams and individually.
  • Understand and comply with all safety standards and procedures to insure a safe working environment for all laboratory staff.
  • Carry out, analyze and archive experiments in a manner that is well detailed, accurate and understandable to others.
  • Keep lab area, equipment, chemical reagents and supplies in excellent order. Maintain inventory systems for samples, reagents, proteins, and antibodies.
  • Perform routine lab maintenance, cleaning, ordering and organizing.
  • Learn new lab techniques and teach them to other lab staff. 
  • Collaborate with other staff, your supervisor, and primary investigator (Dr. Haynes) to review experimental results and develop new research plans; assist in the training of new personnel.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Principal Investigator or senior lab staff.

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

  • 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.

Preferences

  • Basic skills in laboratory techniques
  • Able to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities and quickly learn new skills
  • Detail-oriented and well organized with strong communication skills and the ability to work in an interactive team environment

 

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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.

 


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