RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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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 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.

Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting standardized tests and determinations in support of research oriented activities at the zebrafish facility at Duke University.

Work Performed
Set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate standard laboratory equipment required for specific tests. Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. Assist in the development of new research procedures and techniques. Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Review work of lower level laboratory personnel and assist in the training of new personnel.

Work responsibilities include:
1.) Provide support to facility director and researchers in the facility functions.
2.) Supervise and train technicians and student helpers on required duties.
3.) Respond to emergency situations (this may include responding at night or on weekends).
4.) Prepare stock solutions and track inventory necessary for research procedures and fish care.
5.) Manage quarantine room to ensure biosecurity measures are being exercised and fish strains are transitioned properly into general holding.
6.) Coordinate logistics of imported and exported animals.
7.) Assist in developing or revising standard operating procedures.
8.) Orient new facility users.
9.) Feed fish, maintain cultures, and clean tanks as needed.
10.) Maintain facility cleanliness in tandem with the facility staff.
11.) Handle requirements of quarterly sanitation testing.
12.) Record and review daily water monitoring
13.) Perform daily health checks and work with veterinarians and facility manager to resolve any health abnormalities.
14.) Ensure facility equipment is maintained, calibrated, and operating correctly.
15.) Monitor embryo care, survival, and transfer of tanks on to or off of nursery racks.
16.) Maintenance of common facility wild-type, transgenic, and mutant stocks.
17.) Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings.
18.) Contribute ideas on facility improvements regarding equipment, procedures, and techniques.
19.) Interact and consult with facility users to ensure research goals are being met by the most humane and ethical methods in accordance with approved protocols.

20.) Manage cryopreservation service for research labs and train staff on techniques.

21.). Function as Director's backup for ordering, invoicing, and other administrative task, as needed.

Other duties may be required as necessary. Training will be provided as needed. Occasional weekend and holiday work is required. 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

Education/Training:
Work requires a bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific position.

Experience:
Experience with zebrafish or aquarium fish handling is required. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Minimum Qualifications

Education

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

Experience

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.


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