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General Information

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Job title: Veterinary Technician II
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Job location: Durham, NC  27710 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 04/10/2017
Compensation:
Job category:Animal Care
Clinical Research
Research and Development
Employment type:Full time
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Job Description


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The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID), under the direction of Dr. Barton Haynes, providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases, is currently recruiting for a highly motivated individual to join our team. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated to the study of basic and translational science required to understand host-pathogen interactions that can be translated to vaccines against human diseases. We are a team of highly interactive investigators that have expertise in mucosal and systemic virology, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology and animal models.

The Veterinary Technician will perform a variety of duties using mice as immunization models to study broadly neutralizing antibody responses or HIV vaccine development. This position will process samples of various mouse immune tissues for downstream assays including flow cytometry, cell culturing, DNA extractions and serum collections. Other responsibilities will include assisting with mouse husbandry duties (anesthesia, ear tagging/tattooing, sample collection, euthanasia), performing immunogen formulations, mouse immunizations (IM, IP, IV injections), adoptive transfers of bone marrow cells, and assisting with genotyping and data management.
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Job Requirements


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The ideal candidate will have an Associates degree in Veterinary technology with the Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification. Candidate must obtain Lab Animal Technician (LAT) with 24 months of hire. A Bachelor’s degree in biology, veterinary technology, or related filed with two years of experience and ALAT is desired. Previous experience in an animal laboratory science and/or experience working with mice is highly preferred.
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