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Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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Lab Research Analyst II
We are seeking an experienced, detail-oriented scientist to fulfill a key role as a Lab Research Analyst II in the Tomaras laboratory. This position will assist in the coordination of project activities within the Tomaras laboratory, including the development and execution of qualified/validated assays to assess immune responses to HIV vaccine candidates in human clinical trials and coordination of data analyses and reporting to investigators.

Work Performed

  • Develop plans for research projects and design experiments to interrogate the immune and cellular response to HIV vaccine candidates.
  • Analyze and interpret collected immune response data and prepare reports of high profile data to investigators with a rapid turnaround time for clinical trials.
  • Develop and implement new qualified/validated assays to assess immune responses to vaccine candidates. Lead efforts to write Standard Operating Procedures and qualification/validation documentation. Assays may include binding antibody multiplex assay and other binding antibody assays.
  • Collaborate with Duke and external investigators, research personnel and staff within the CHSI to solve specific operating problems and improve technical activities. Advise on technical procedures, techniques and equipment, and maintain conformance with specific operational standards.
  • Train and instruct new laboratory personnel and trainees in laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Manage and coordinate the activities of a projects with responsibility for results in terms of methods, laboratory resources, and costs required; coordinate and supervise the performance of routine and specialized technical procedures in the laboratory.
  • Plan and conduct meetings with laboratory personnel to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards.
  • Train laboratory technicians and analysts on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Laboratory Practice procedures, and equipment specific requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific field.

Work requires four years of research experience. A related master's OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.

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