Research Technician in Biochemistry
Duke University, Medical Center
United States

Occupational Summary

We are seeking to immediately hire a Research Technician I to become an integral part of our team! You will assist the principle investigator in planning and executing a variety of biochemical experiments aimed at understanding the role that staphylococcal protein A (SpA) plays in the pathogenesis of S. aureus. Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting standardized tests, experiments and determinations in support of research oriented activities at Duke University.

Work Performed

The work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification include preparation of culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment. Operate various electronic devices in the collection and tabulation of data Set up instruments, material and operate standard lab research equipment.


Responsibilities:


• Express and purify key proteins
• Use the tools of molecular biology to construct variant genes and move them into E. coli & S. aureus
• Organize lab stocks and order supplies
• Serve as Lab Safety Officer
• Train undergraduate and graduate students
• Develop and execute bioassays
• Participate in group meetings and manuscript preparation

 

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The statements describe the general nature and level of work. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

Work requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology orother science related scientific field.


Experience

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Qualifications:
• Previous experience in molecular biology and bacteriology
• Experience with protein purification and characterization
• Familiar with fundamental research practices, including diligent record keeping
• Deadline and detail-oriented
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Duke University 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 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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