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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  188410
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jul 22, 2022
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.


The Flow Cytometry Facility at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute is looking for a Research Technician III who will play in important role in providing flow cytometry services to the Duke research community. The facility possesses two BD analytical cytometers (Fortessa and LSRII) that are available for use by researchers. The Research Technician III will train new facility users on the independent use of these cytometers, and ensure proper management of cytometry data. The Research Technician III will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of these instruments, performing daily start-up and quality control, and ensuring adequate lab supplies. The technician will work with facility users and other facility staff to troubleshoot cytometer problems, and coordinate with external vendors for instrument service. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute is at the cutting edge of vaccine research, and offers a fast-paced, team-based environment with great potential for collaboration and career growth.



  1. Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment for flow cytometry laboratory; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  2. Perform daily startup/quality control (CS&T) and weekly cleans for BD flow cytometers.
  3. Train facility users in the independent use of BD analytical flow cytometers (Fortessa and LSRII).
  4. Manage cytometry data.
  5. Fully comply with appropriate Safety and Compliance SOPs.
  6. Perform other duties as requested by the laboratory manager/director.



This is a full-time position (40 hours/week).



  1. 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.
  2. Work requires two years of research experience
  3. Willing and able to:
    1. Work with hazardous biological agents handled at BSL2+
    2. Comply with vaccination requirements when necessary



  1. Experience in flow cytometry.
  2. Experience in Biosafety Level 2 containment.


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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