RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - LAB ANIMAL RESOURCES

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

diversity employer



RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II - LAB ANIMAL RESOURCES
Lab Animal Resources

Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting standardized tests, experiments and determinations in support of clinical and research oriented activities in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Duke University.

Work Performed

1. Perform a variety of technical duties related to diagnostic testing of animals in a laboratory environment including clinical pathology, hematology, parasitology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, necropsies and histopathology. Testing includes but is not limited to conducting physical examinations of animals, samples collection, performing chemical and biological tests, conducting experiments and determinations to obtain data in support of research; compile and document procedures and results and communicate results to Investigatory and Veterinary staff in a professional manner.

2. Perform rodent and other small animal necropsies, assist with large animal necropsies and prepare tissues for histopathology.

3. Knowledgeable with various diagnostic equipment: Instrumentation (i.e., CBC analyzer, Chem analyzer, PCR), Serology (IFA, ELISA, Luminex, Western Blot Assay) and have the ability to setup and operate with minimal direction for the specific test.

4. Operate various electronic devices in the collection, tabulation and calculation of data.

5. Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other biologic substances for microscopic examinations.

6. Microbiology (i.e., Bacterial Culture & ID), safely prepare culture media, chemicals, solutions and biologic reagents related to laboratory procedures.

7. Perform duties under the Rodent Sentinel Program departmental SOP such as euthanasia, venipuncture, sample collection, preparation and analysis and necropsy.

8. Perform duties under the Microbiological Monitoring Program and Monitoring Water Quality departmental SOP such as coordinating sample collection with husbandry staff, analyzing bacterial levels of animal rooms, equipment, and enrichment devices and water and data management.

9. Follow all other relevant departmental SOPs and IACUC protocols.

10. Assist in the development of new veterinary diagnostic procedures and techniques.

11. Maintain inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory area and equipment.

12. As directed by supervisor, confer with principal investigators and their laboratory staff to plan diagnostic testing needed for experimental schedules, discuss animal health concerns, sample collection requirements, and assist in technical training of research staff and some procedures/protocols.

13. As directed by supervisor, assist in billing of lab services, and specialized projects as assigned.

14. Insures students, research technicians, and Principal Investigators adhere to all federal, state and university regulations and policies regarding the use of animals in research. Help to train new personnel within the designated areas of VDL, when needed.

15. Maintain diagnostic and medical records, regulatory paperwork, surgical records, etc. in compliance with departmental SOPs and regulatory agencies that oversee laboratory animal research.

16. Perform other VDL related duties as required by the head of the VDL and the VDL manager.

Requisition Number
401323124

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
951 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Job Family Level
08

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 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. 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. 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.

Education

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or other science related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

93458BR

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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