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Laboratory Research Analyst I

Duke University School of Medicine
Durham County, North Carolina, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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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 the translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health 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 createDuke 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.

Occupational Summary:

Specifically, this Laboratory Analyst I in the Division of Innate and Comparative Immunology and the Center for Human Systems Immunology will perform a variety of complex and independent activities involved in planning, organizing, and conducting original immunology experiments involving human and nonhuman primate samples. These studies will be focused on BSL2 viral immunology specific to HIV, SIV, influenza, SARSCoV2, CMV, and JC virus.

Work Performed:

Confer with the principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of equipment as required.

Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts, and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.

Establish work procedures; select sources of information and specific data; set up interviews with appropriate authorities or subjects and prepare correspondence to locate the specific data required.

Develop forms and questionnaires and coordinate the application of research techniques.

Prepare nonhuman primate and human specimens for complex procedures and devise experimental techniques for tests and analyses.

Determine and set up instruments, material, and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.

Obtain, prepare, mount, and stain tissue, blood, and other specimens for microscopic examination.

Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents, and solutions.

Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies, and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.

Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Confer with the principal investigator to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.

Review journals, abstracts, and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques.

Supervise the work of lower-level employees engaged in the collection and tabulation of data; train new personnel.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level:


Work requires a bachelors degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology, or another directly related scientific field.


Work requires two years of experience in research/data analysis or related positions.

A relevant masters degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two-year masters degree in lieu of two years of experience.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individuals 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 essential job 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.
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