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Job: Lab Assistant, Senior - 109431, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC

General Information


Job title:
Lab Assistant, Senior - 109431
Job location:
Durham, NC  27710 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
04/07/2021
Compensation:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description


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)
• 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)
• Clean and process glassware
• Routine sterilization of laboratory supplies
• 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


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.

THE SUCCESFUL 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

Job Requirements


THE SUCCESFUL 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



Required Qualifications at this Level
• Education/Training: 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
(Job number: 4036731)
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