Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


Occ Summary

Conduct a variety of investigations in the planni ng, development andimplementation of experimental procedures within the overall scope of aresearch project at Duke University.

Work Performed

Conduct a variety of investigations in the planning, de velopment andimplementation of experimental procedures and specialized l aboratorytechniques in the analysis of materials under experimentation.C ollect information and data through observation, experimentation andvarious other methods, to include operating highly technical laboratoryinstr uments and equipment.Prepare tissue and specimens for complex procedures , and deviseexperimentaltechniques for tests and analyses.Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare reports and analysessetting forth p rogress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendationsor conclusions.Co nfer with principal investigator in determining specific experimentsto b e included in the research protocol and to discuss theinterpretation of results.Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abr eastof new developments and to obtain information regarding previousexpe riments to aid in the design and development of original proceduresand t echniques.Supervise, train and instruct residents, interns, students or lowerlevel personnel in laboratory techniques and procedures.Perform oth er related duties incidental to the work described herein.The above stat ements describe the general nature and level of workbeing performed by i ndividuals assigned to this classification.Thisis notintended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilitiesand duties required of personnel so classified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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Minimum Qualifications


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


Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 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.


Duke 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 essentialjob 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.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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