LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I
LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I
Duke Human Vaccine Institute - Admin
Lab Research Analyst I (RBL Immunology)
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) continues to lead with cutting edge vaccine research against infectious diseases that impact global health. The investigators at the DHVI conduct basic and translational research to develop novel vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for diseases such as HIV-1, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, Ebola, cytomegalovirus and Zika.
The Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) is a division of the DHVI and supports a wide portfolio of research programs. The RBL has three collaborative core units: Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology. These units are available to Duke faculty and their collaborators as fee-for-service shared resources, and each unit provides users with safety/security training, animal model support and use of the Duke RBL containment environment.
- Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting research laboratory assays, experiments and determinations to obtain data under standard operating procedure (SOP)-driven best practices and Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP); compile, analyze, document, and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results.
- Prepare and process specimens for complex immunological procedures, including but not limited to: Luminex assays, ELISA, DNA/RNA isolation, PBMC processing, and quantitative PCR array assays; devise experimental techniques for testing and analysis as directed by unit manager.
- Attend all required training and comply with all safety and operations procedures; assist the unit manager/principal investigator with lab audits and reports.
- Confer with unit manager/principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular study as required.
- Maintain organized records of lab/experimental notes and data.
- Evaluate and interpret collected study results and prepare reports/presentations for internal laboratory use.
- Ensure all samples are stored correctly and cataloged in the appropriate databases; ensure all essential reagents and supplies are ordered and stocked.
- Become successfully trained to independently perform laboratory procedures in Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL3) laboratory conditions on occasion, as necessary.
- Develop and write SOPs to standardize best practices with respect to assay performance, equipment use, and workflow procedures.
- Coordinate equipment maintenance performed by outside vendors.
- Assist in grant/contract application preparation by obtaining cost information/quotes for research reagents, etc.
- Supervise, train and instruct lower level laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures.
- Assist with preparation of study plans for collaborative projects by planning and executing experiments to address study questions and hypotheses.
- Review scientific literature to keep abreast of new assay technologies and procedures to help keep Immunology Unit capabilities up to date with the current field.
- Perform additional work duties as requested by unit manager/RBL leadership.
Work requires a bachelor's degree in biology or other directly related scientific field. Work requires a minimum of two years of research experience, preferably in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field. Must be able to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities and have ability to quickly learn new skills. Must be detail-oriented, well organized with strong computer and communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
You must be willing to:
- Work with hazardous biological agents handled at BSL2 and BSL3
- Work with infected small animals (e.g. mice, rabbits, ferrets) handled at animal BSL2/3 (ABSL2/3)
- Comply with vaccination requirements when necessary
- Complete US Department of Justice screening for Select Agent registration
- Complete Select Agent registration at Tier 1
- Achieve external certification for independent work at BSL3 and ABSL3
- Proficient with immunological assays: Luminex-based cytokine assays, qRT-PCR arrays, ELISA, and immunophenotyping / flow cytometry.
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Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or otherdirectly related scientific field.
Work requires two years of research experience. A related master'sdegree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., atwo year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job 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.