RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Jan 03, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of Duke University research operations in laboratory using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model genetic system to understand the pathways/mechanisms that regulate mitotic genome stability. This position is for approximately one year with extensions contingent upon funding and performance.

Work Performed

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Successful candidate must have molecular genetics and microbiology expertise, with experience with yeast as a model genetic system strongly preferred. Bioinformatics/computational expertise a plus.


Requisition Number
401535176

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
951 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Job Family Level
08

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, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
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 bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or otherscience related scientific field.

Experience

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

Auto req ID

108319BR

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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