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.

 

Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

 

Occupational Summary

 

Perform a variety of complex duties involved in administering, coordinating, and organizing high-throughput genomics experiments in support of research efforts in the Reddy Lab at Duke, which currently includes the PI and 15 additional lab members. The work will be in support of large-scale production style data generation projects in the lab, as well as several research consortia and programs that are externally funded. Coordination will also extend to other Duke labs and labs at other research institutions. Work will be performed under the direction of PI Reddy. Details of the Reddy Lab can be viewed at http://reddylab.org.

 

Work Performed

 

Manage and coordinate day to day lab operation, including developing policies and procedures for maintaining lab reagent stocks, lab maintenance, ordering supplies in Buy@Duke, managing and communicating supply delays and/or alternative solutions, running meetings, and identifying upcoming challenges to be resolved.

 

Oversee and coordinate equipment maintenance agreements with equipment vendors such as high-throughput sequencers, PCR machines, centrifuges, specialized refrigerators and freezers, etc. Complete and coordinate routine and emergency maintaince as needed. Coordinate with research team on issues and potential impact to lab timelines.

 

Assure that the laboratory technicians are properly trained in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and equipment specific requirements. Organize lab training for sequencers and new technologies and equipment. Manage lab safety protocols and annual reviews.  Run regular checks for cell culture containments and validate cell line identity.

 

Communicate lab infrastructure needs and concerns with PI and research team. Identify potential solutions and implement approved plans. This may include COVID-19 contingency planning.

 

Track colony of 50-100 mice which includes documenting cage location, genotyping mice, and recording results.

 

Perform routine laboratory tasks related to the above goals including preparation of reagent stocks, cell grown media, and buffers; maintaining sufficient supplies and equipment for performance of duties; cleaning and maintain laboratory equipment.

 

Complete lab supply ordering including placing orders and confirming receipt. Coordinating with PI, research team, departmental business office, and grant administration on maintaining lab supplies.

 

Maintain quality checks on safety of laboratories, including biohazards and ensure maintenance of the facilities.

 

Represent the department/laboratory in interactions with other departments.

 

Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned.

 

 

Preferred Skills

 

Previous molecular biology or biochemistry experiences a plus.

 

Previous administrative/lab managerial experience also a plus.

 

Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

Education

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

 

Experience

 

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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