Durham, North Carolina

This Position is Grant Funded

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.

Research Technician II


  • Perform a variety of duties in Dr. Bart Haynes’s laboratory using laboratory animals as models for producing antibodies and diagnostics for HIV vaccine development.
  • Perform small animal identity and sample collecting to include anesthesia, ear tagging, tattooing, gavage, bleeds and euthanasia
  • Perform Animal immunizations and formulations to include IM, IP, SC and IV injections of guinea pigs, mice and rabbits
  • Perform sample processing of blood and mucosal samples and isolating PBMC in preparation for DNA extractions
  • Maintain record keeping for tracking of animals, medical records, samples and schedules using Freezerworks and LDMS databases
  • Perform operations of the Transgenic Mouse Breeding Core, including weaning, tissue collection, colony maintenance (expanding and culling)
  • Perform tissue digest and PCR for genotyping the animals, working with senior lab staff to interpret results
  • Maintain detailed notes utilizing mLIMS database, understanding the critical need for precise record-keeping
  • Access database and freezers for pulling frozen samples for collaborating labs and assisting in developing manifests for shipping reagents
  • Confer with supervisor to review work assignments and develop plans for ongoing and future animal studies
  • Keep lab equipment, chemicals, reagents, and supplies in excellent order; perform routine lab maintenance, cleaning, organizing, and ordering
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Principal Investigator or senior lab staff

Minimum Qualifications




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




None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR 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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