Duke Hiring Freshers Candidates – Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Duke Hiring Freshers Candidates – Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

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 the translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe.

Job Title: RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II – Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Requisition Number: 190334

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27710

Eliblgity Criteria:

Work generally requires a bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other directly related scientific fields.

Experience

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

Job Summary

  • Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments, and determinations in support of Duke University research operations with a focus on assisting the lab in carrying out microbiome and biochemical analyses of the human gut.
  • The primary focus will largely be on carrying out DNA metabarcoding experiments but will assist in other areas as needed or assigned.

Work Performed

  • Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological, and other research laboratory tests, experiments, and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document, and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results.
  • Confer with the principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required.
  • Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts, and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
  • Determine and set up instruments, materials and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
  • Obtain, prepare, and analyze stool, tissue, blood, and/or other substances as needed.
  • Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents, and solutions.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies, and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Review work of lower-level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

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