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LAB RESEARCH ANALYST II

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Duke University
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B&B - GCB Shared Resources

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Four-Year Institution
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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 sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Position Description (Lab Research Analyst II):

Occupational Summary:

Seeking a scientist with good problem-solving skills and strengths in quantitative analysis. Job duties will be to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment to conduct a variety of complex and independent investigations addressing physical, chemical, and other research laboratory experiments to obtain and interpret data for research projects at Duke, specifically addressing metabolomics and proteomics in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and infectious diseases. Scientific integrity, curiosity, and determination are key qualities of a successful candidate.

In particular, under the guidance of the Director or Assistant/Associate Director, the Lab Analyst II will conduct, typically under the supervision of a senior lab member, a variety of complex laboratory procedures and specialized laboratory techniques for the analysis of endogenous metabolites, drug molecules, peptides and proteins in the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility for the School of Medicine. Note that both SOP-driven and independent analyses will be required, and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are critical. The ability to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team environment and move easily from one task to another is essential.

Tasks may include:

1) Participation in meetings and other communication with investigators and researchers in project planning and experimental design. 10%


2) Preparation of biological samples for metabolomic, proteomic, and pharmacokinetic analyses. 25%

3) Identification and quantification of metabolites using triple quadrupole, and high resolution/accurate mass spectrometry and validation of figures of merit for quantitative LC-MS/MS assays. 30%

4) Performing routine quality control and statistical analysis, and returning data to collaborators in the form of written reports and other communications. 15%

5) Development and optimization of laboratory standard operating policies (SOPs) and providing intra-laboratory training on established SOPs. 10%

6) Contribution to publications of results in collaboration with investigators inside and outside of Duke. 5%

7) Presentation of ongoing work at group meetings, and critical evaluation of new approaches for metabolomics and proteomics presented in the literature or by others. 5%

Experimental design/planning, sample preparation, sample analysis using analytical techniques are essential. LC-MS experience and ability to perform data analysis, statistics, bioinformatics, or programming are a plus.

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.

Organization

Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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