RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  239417
Regular or Temporary:  Regular
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Feb 24, 2024

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.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN III

Henderson Lab – Duke Human Vaccine Institute

 

We are seeking a Research Technician III to support operations within the Henderson Research Lab. The primary responsibility of the position will be to assist with the management of protein stocks, including protein production and purification.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Production and purification of proteins for structural studies using FPLC and SEC methods.
  • Perform quality control testing on samples, including SDS-PAGE, western blotting, and SEC.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of cell cultures and media for standard testing.
  • Create and manage documentation and SOPs for lab operations corresponding to lab duties.
  • Assist with sample evaluation assays via Bio-layer interferometry and ELISA.
  • 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.
  • Monitor inventory and ensure necessary supplies of stock are available for continuity of scientific work; maintain other equipment as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and laboratory leadership.

 

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Experience in protein expression, purification and biochemistry (FPLC, SEC, SDS-PAGE, Western Blots).
  • Experimental project management.
  • Critical thinking for assay development.

 

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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.

 

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