Durham, North Carolina

This Position is fully Grant Funded

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.





Research Technician I - (V. Kraus)


Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in biological research including laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes. Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment as required for specific tests, in particular ELISAs. Properly prepare media, chemicals, reagents and solutions, etc.

Manage sample and reagent inventory to ensure the ability of the Shared Resource to meet the needs of projects.

To be trained to perform molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: RNA analyses, joint tissue extraction for RNA, protein and cells, cell culture, tissue sectioning.

Attend and present periodically at weekly lab meetings.

Compile / analyze data and write reports on results.  Contribute to the publication of abstracts and manuscripts.

Confer with the principal investigator and the manager of the Duke Biomarkers Shared Resource review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments and timelines.

Perform other related duties as necessary and requested.



Work requires an Associate’s degree in a scientific related field, preferably in biology. Related Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  The position requires excellent organizational, time management, writing, and analytical skills.


Additional Qualities:

This position is primarily with the Duke Biomarkers Core Facility. This group will be responsible for maintaining best practices in immunoassays and preparation of samples for genomic sequencing for different research groups. This team member will manage complex cohorts of samples, perform immunoassays and prepare samples for genomic sequencing to promote biomarker research.

We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic and pays meticulous attention to detail. Training will be provided but previous experience is preferred. Good record keeping skills are essential for this position.


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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