LAB TECHNICIAN

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Aug 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

diversity employer



LAB TECHNICIAN
Biology

The Benfey lab at Duke University is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a short-term position as a Lab Tech. The position is for one year. The Benfey lab specializes in plant molecular and systems biology. For more information on our research and group, please see our website at: https://sites.duke.edu/benfey/ This position does not require a bachelor degree in biology or a related field. No prior experience is required, but wet lab experience is a plus.

The expectations for a Lab Tech are as follows:
• The main responsibility for this position is to work directly under the supervision of one or two postdocs to assist in tasks directly related to their individual projects. These tasks include:
o Organization and record keeping.
o Performing, analyzing, documenting and interpreting experimental results.
o Preparing media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. o General microscopy. Including the use of confocal microscopes, stereomicroscopes and compound microscopes.
o Maintaining Arabidopsis and/or rice plants. Including transformation, plating, planting, staking and seed collection.
o Performing general molecular biology techniques including cloning and PCR.
o Assisting in the development of research procedures and techniques.
• The minor responsibility for this position is to perform general lab tasks as requested. These tasks include:
o Assisting in keeping inventory of materials and equipment.
o Lab cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment.
o Maintaining lab seed stocks and/or solutions.

This is a description of the general nature and level of work, and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of this position. The Lab Tech will be trained by supervising postdocs and senior technicians in all required tasks.

Requisition Number
401313872

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
399 LAB TECHNICIAN

Job Family Level
04

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual'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 mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires a basic science background normally acquired through ahigh school education.

Experience

Work requires six months laboratory experience or laboratory coursework.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

93088BR

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.

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