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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

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.

Lab Systems Analyst,

Moody Accessioning Unit/Repository


The Moody Discovery Laboratory focuses on understanding the B cell responses during the earliest stages of HIV, influenza, and syphilis infection, providing pre-clinical and translational support for downstream human clinical studies that fall within DHVI’s mission of performing research against infectious diseases that impact global health. The lab is a resource for both nonhuman and human cellular phenotyping, flow characterization, staining and analysis at DHVI. Further, the Moody Discovery Laboratory performs a variety of assays to support the DHVI mission; including ELISA and ELLA based assays, RNA/DNA extraction for sequencing, and production of influenza and syphilis proteins.

The Accessioning Unit (AU) / Repository in The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) receives human and non-human primate whole blood and isolates sera, plasma, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from these samples. The AU / Repository also stores isolated samples, retrieves frozen samples, and provides samples to investigators inside and outside DHVI. The AU / Repository also provides domestic and international shipping service for investigators at DHVI. All processing and storage are completed under established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are overseen by the Quality Assurance for Duke Vaccine Immunogenicity Program (QADVIP). These AU/Repository are available to support Duke faculty and their collaborators as fee-for-service shared resources. The Lab Systems Analyst will source, test and manage software applications/tools to support multi-disciplinary research in the AU/Repository to develop vaccines and medical countermeasures against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with laboratory staff to help develop, test, and maintain lab automation workflows to integrate laboratory equipment/analyzers with liquid handling robots (eg Beckman Coulter, Tecan), an Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN) system and an Electronic Content Management (ECM) system (e.g. SLIMS, LDMS).
  • Coordinate with Moody AU/Biorepository Leadership to write and maintain protocols in an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) system (e.g. SLIMS).
  • Work with Quality Assurance for Duke Vaccine Immunogenicity Programs (QADVIP) on validation SOPs and IQ,OQ, and PQ qualifications of any ELN and ECM system updates and changes
  • Develop, test, and maintain workflows for the automated transfer of information between the ELN/ECM and external systems such as RedCAP, SAP, and EMMES Advantage eClinical.
  • Work with DHVI IT, AU/Biorepository staff and equipment vendors to facilitate installation, setup and integration of new/replacement laboratory equipment into DHVI IT systems and automation/data transfer workflows.
  • Work with DHVI IT to prepare, test and maintain data backup and recovery protocols for laboratory instrumentation.
  • Provide informal training on the use of laboratory automation, electronic laboratory notebooks and associated tools.
  • Create report templates and final reports for data analysis, instrument usage tracking, shipment import/export/receiving/distribution, troubleshooting and other applications.
  • Input data into various databases, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Work with DHVI regulatory teams and laboratories to facilitate queries into the inventory databases while maintaining confidentiality and adherence to all appropriate regulatory requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology, computer science, or related fields.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience including experience with scripting languages such as Javascript, Perl, PHP, Python, visual basic, etc.
  • Willingness to access a Biosafety Level 2 or 3 laboratory to observe experimental procedures.
  • Willing to complete all CITI training modules to access and protect PHI.
  • Willing to complete all IATA training to ensure safe shipping/receiving of biological samples.
  • Willing to complete US Department of Justice screening for Select Agent registration

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training: Work requires a bachelor's degree.

Experience: Work requires one year of laboratory work experience or laboratory computer system experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

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.

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 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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Job No:
Posted: 4/21/2021
Application Due: 7/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time