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LAB ASSISTANT, SENIOR - Human Vaccine Institute

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: 1360011
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Auto req ID
111760BR

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
393 LAB ASSISTANT, SENIOR

Job Description
LABORATORY ASSISTANT, SENIOR
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Provide general laboratory support to all DHVI laboratory facilities
 
Process solid biohazardous waste from laboratories including sterilization by autoclaving and removal from the facility
 
Maintain clean laboratory space
 
Routine performance testing of steam sterilizers (autoclaves)
 
Order and maintain ample inventory of safety supplies and personal protective equipment; stocking of these materials throughout the laboratory facilities
 
Document weekly performance testing of laboratory eyewashes (and safety showers where applicable)
 
Maintain chemical inventory in the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facilities
 
Clean and process glassware (including 10L bioreactors in GMP facilities)
 
Routine equipment checks in the Protein Purification Facility and GMP facilities
 
Check and maintain all gas cylinders (O2, N2 and air) for process development and GMP facilities
 
Routine cleaning of biological safety cabinets
 
Distribution of dry ice to applicable laboratory areas
 
Conduct routine safety compliance reviews of DHVI laboratories by use of hardcopy and electronic checklist
 
Perform additional duties as requested by direct supervisor 
 
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education: Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a partial high school education.  High School diploma is preferred.
 
Experience:  None required
 
Skills: Basic computer skills
 
Physical requirements: Work requires standing or walking the majority of each day, lifting of loads 10-20 pounds multiple times per day, and pulling loads of 25-50 pounds multiple times per day.
 
Additional Requirements:
The successful applicant must be eligible for and willing to:
  • Successfully complete the High Containment Special Pathogens Health Review and be cleared by Employee Occupational Health and Wellness for work at BSL3
  • Successfully complete BSL3 training for work in the high-containment areas of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory
  • Work with infectious biological materials handled at BSL2 and BSL3
  • Comply with vaccination and health surveillance requirements
  • Complete and maintain Tier 1 Select Agent registration


Location
Durham

Requisition Number
401577523

Position Title
LAB ASSISTANT, SENIOR - Human Vaccine Institute

Shift
First/Day

Job Family Level
03

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Department Name
Duke Human Vaccine Institute - Admin

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Education

Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions generally acquired through a partial high school education.

Experience

None required.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE