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Requisition Number::  125029
Date:  Jul 6, 2021

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

This Position is Fully Grant Funded

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.


Research Technician III



The Cain laboratory at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute is looking for a Research Technician III who will: perform a variety of complex technical duties for biological and biochemical research laboratory tests and experiments to obtain data for research purposes. Compile, analyze, document, and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with the principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments. Make modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular project. Review laboratory methods, scientific journals, abstracts, and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.



  • Obtain, prepare, mount, and stain tissues from mouse, non-human primates, and humans for microscopic examination and image acquisition.
  • Stain cells, then acquire and analyze flow cytometric data.
  • Maintain a lab notebook with raw data, and organize/prepare data for analysis by the principal investigator.
  • Develop charts and graphs for scientific publications.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Fully comply with appropriate DHVI/GHRB Safety and Compliance SOPs.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the principal investigator.



  • Experience in histology, particularly in the preparation of tissues and cutting of sections on a cryostat.
  • Experience in flow cytometry.
  • Experience in Biosafety Level 2 containment.
  • The successful applicant must be eligible for and willing to:
    • Work with hazardous biological agents handled at BSL2+
    • Comply with vaccination requirements when necessary


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.


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