RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I - Biochemistry

Updated: 14 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

Job Description

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

 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

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

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, 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 robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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


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