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Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 1367923
Keywords: research, laboratory, lab

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Research Technician II Position supporting research on Influenza Virus Pathogenesis

The Heaton Laboratory has an opening for a Technician at the Duke University School of Medicine.

We are seeking a motivated person to assist with projects defining how influenza viruses alter the physiology of infected cells and how those changes affect the ability of the lung epithelium to regenerate after the virus is cleared.

The major roles of this position include ordering, mouse colony management and basic tissue culture tasks. Minor tasks include making lab stocks, maintaining inventory and lab safety management. Organizational skills and the ability to maintain thorough laboratory records are required. Additionally, there will be opportunities to learn influenza-virus based assays and to take on independent projects as they develop.

This position is initially for one year, and then extendable based upon performance. Preference will be given to applicants who are looking to remain in the position for at least two years. Recent bachelors or masters graduates (or people about to graduate) with interest in this topic are encouraged to apply. We value diversity of backgrounds and experience, so if you aren’t an expert in all of the techniques we use but have the desire and ability to successfully learn them, that’s just fine! Our lab is a training environment; we are primarily interested in recruiting people who love science and are willing to put in the work to achieve their goals.


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Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

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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.


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


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