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School of Medicine:

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Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


(Division of Structural Biology)

We are seeking a motivated and hardworking Research Tech II to support operations in the Division of Structural Biology. The primary overall responsibility of the position will be to assist in the management of the lab, and to support protein expression, purification and crystallization for structural studies.


    Assist in managing laboratory space by keeping a well-stocked inventory and maintaining equipment.Assist in the manage biological and chemical hazards in the lab -- MSDS's, chemical inventories, waste disposal, autoclaving, etc. as required.Assist in expression of proteins in commonly used systems (E coli, insect, mammalian).Assist in purification of proteins for structural studies.Assist in maintenance and operation of the crystallography suite.Maintain laboratory notebook and other documentation in an orderly and accurate fashion for tracking work progress, experiments, and results.Provide a summary of written work updates and plans each week.Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and laboratory leadership.

Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements

    Education/Training: Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field. Experience: None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Preferred Requirements:

    Demonstrated ability to work within a team, and to troubleshoot and resolve problems, is required.Experience in protein expression, purification, biochemistry and/or crystallography desired.

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.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob 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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Posted: 10/20/2020
Application Due: 11/21/2020
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