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Job: Research Technician II - 162828, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC

General Information

Job title:
Research Technician II - 162828
Job location:
Durham, NC  27710 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated and hardworking Research Technician II to support operations in the Division of Structural Biology. The primary responsibilities will be preparing samples for negative stain electron microscopy, as well as collecting and analyzing electron microscopy data.

• Prepare negative stain electron microscopy samples (grids)
• Collect electron microscopy data on our laboratory electron microscope.
• Analyze electron microscopy data with established computational algorithms and programs.
• Maintain laboratory notebook and other documentation in an orderly and accurate fashion for tracking work progress, experiments, and results.
• Provide a summary of written work updates and plans each week.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and laboratory leadership.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
• Education: Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or other directly related scientific field.
• Experience: None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Preferred Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements
• Some previous lab experience is highly desired
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, and to troubleshoot and resolve problems, is required.
• Familiarity and comfort working with computers and standard software (Word, Excel, etc) is required.
• Experience with Unix/Linux, scripting, Python, or other computer programming is a plus, but not required.
• Experience with any form of microscopy is a plus. New hires will be fully trained on proper use and maintenance of the electron microscope.
(Job number: 4052093)
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