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 sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Job Summary


Analyze departmental training needs, develop and administer instructional programs to meet the management and employee requirements of the University and train instructors in the proper use of such programs.


Work Performed

  • Collaborate with Education and Training Manager and other training team members to determine and analyze training needs for staff within DLAR.
  • Develop, coordinate and validate instructional programs to meet the training needs of DLAR staff as defined by the leadership and management teams.
  • Design and execute training programs for DLAR staff at various levels (i.e., 1:1 mentorship of husbandry staff).
  • Conduct follow-up studies to determine effectiveness of training programs by evaluating both content and the resulting job performances; recommend changes to training programs as required.
  • Maintain contacts with other universities, training organizations, and associations for the purpose of keeping abreast of new training developments and courses and seminars relevant to University needs and objectives.
  • Arrange, coordinate, and conduct courses and seminars relevant to DLAR needs and objectives.
  • Formulate and compile training manuals and other training aids; obtain equipment, training films and other visual aids; organize and maintain reference files and collections of finished materials.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Occupational Health and Safety


As a safeguard for the employee and the animals, the position holder may be subject to vaccines, tests, physical examinations prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs, including, but not limited to:


  • TB testing and clearance;
  • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination);
  • Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination);
  • Tetanus (current vaccination less than 10 years);
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination);
  • Periodic physical examinations (including respiratory fit tests);
  • Other vaccines or testing as required by EOHW standards.


Hazard Exposure


The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions. Specifically, employees may be exposed to potentially hazardous noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure of any of the above is dependent on assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potentially zoonotic and other biohazardous agents. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided when required, accompanied by appropriate training.


Professional Conduct and Behavior

  • Demonstrates professional conduct and behavior at all times when performing job duties and rendering services to the scientific community, especially as they relate to customer service, attendance and punctuality, respectful demeanor and interactions, professional language and communications, appropriate effort and initiative, accountability and integrity, boundary maintenance and confidentiality, emotional self-regulation and responsiveness to feedback.
  • Maintains professional standards and adheres to all federal, state and university regulations and policies regarding the use of animals in research while performing job duties.
  • Fosters teamwork and collegiality between the various groups of DLAR and scientific community.



Strong organizational and analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. LAT certification preferred.


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.




Work requires one year of experience in an instructional or operational OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE role directly related to the field that will be trained.


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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