Job: LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I - Human Vaccine Institute, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) 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.
• Support day-to-day operations of a fast-paced, diverse research lab, while keeping in line with meeting the laboratory’s long term research goals.
• Manage the processing of small animal or nonhuman primate samples.
• Perform immune assays on samples from human and/or animal models of HIV infection/vaccination
• Perform molecular biological techniques (i.e. PCR, sequencing, RT-PCR, and cloning), tissue culture of cell lines. Prepare tissue and specimens for complex procedures, and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses.
• Perform data QC for laboratory members and evaluate data for integrity and validity.
• Perform general laboratory management (laboratory supply ordering, maintaining biosafety protocols, etc.). Manage laboratory databases and folders and liaison with IT.
• Collaborate with finance team to provide oversight for procurement in the Fouda lab, and ensure proper training of all personnel involved in supply acquisition activities.
• Confer with principal investigator in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.
• Interpret collected data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
• Collect information and data through observation, experimental and various other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratory instruments and equipment.
Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiment to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.
• Supervise, train, and instruct students or lower level personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures.
You will only be considered for the position after you have applied to requisition 22182 on the DHVI careers page and/or Duke Careers Website.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Bachelor's degree in biology, or other related scientific field.
Three years of research experience in immunology, molecular biology, or related field.
Prior experience in supply procurement, grant allocation, and other lab managerial duties a plus. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience.