Requisition Number::  152388
Date:  Sep 8, 2021

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary:

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting standardized tests, experiments and determinations in support of research oriented activities at Duke University under the supervision of Prof Andrew Jones.  The Jones Systems for Engaging the Environment Lab (SEEL) recently relocated to Duke University from Northeastern University. SEEL is focused on solving global challenges in water and health using engineering and policy analysis. This includes a strong focus on understanding how single and multispecies bacterial biofilms develop and respond to externally applied stressors. This is done by applying existing and new tools for analysis under real-world and simulated situations so that useful transport relations can be developed. This also includes the development of novel engineering and policy systems to improve equitable distribution and storage of potable water.  Ideal candidates can come from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to product design, tissue/organ culture, fluid dynamics, or microbiology. Ideal candidates should possess a strong desire to contribute to the lab in its formation as it is brand new: equipment is being ordered, people are being hired, projects are being crafted. There is potential for leadership, growth, and a lot more.

Work Performed:

Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical or biological tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data in support of research oriented activities; compile and document procedures and results.

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

Operate various electronic devices in the collection, tabulation and calculation of data. Obtain, prepare, mount and stain mammalian cells, bacteria and other substances for microscopic examinations.

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. Help manage hazardous and biological waste streams in accordance with regulations.

Review work of lower level laboratory personnel and assist in the training of 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.

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.

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