Laboratory Research Analyst

North Carolina, United Sates
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Overview of DGHI

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) was created in 2006 to address health disparities in our local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars.  More information on its leadership team, board of advisers, financing, and impact is at 

Overview of the DGHI Malaria Program

The DGHI Malaria Program is a new, rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary malaria research and capacity-strengthening program led by DGHI faculty. The Malaria Program’s mission is to conduct innovative, translational malaria research that will lead to new tools and approaches for controlling and eliminating malaria and translate these scientific advances into practice through partnership with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) partners. With field sites in Southeast Asia, including an NIH International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research based in Myanmar, China and Bangladesh, the DGHI Malaria Program offers an exciting career opportunity for a [insert appropriate job title] with an interest in translational malaria research.

Occupational Summary 

Conduct a variety of complex technical duties and participate in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures within the overall scope of a research project at Duke University. Team work and effective collaboration with our partners are a defining feature of DGHI Myanmar program. 

Work Performed 

Technical duty:

  • Review work of laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist laboratory manager in training of new personnel. Supervise lower level laboratory personnel and ensure that project protocols are followed. Collect information and data through observation, experimentation and various other methods, to include operating technical communications and laboratory instruments and equipment. Evaluate and interpret lab data and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. 

Operational duty:

  • Purchase, or assist lab manager in purchasing, supplies and maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment. Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests. Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions. 

Participation as team member: 

  • Assist principal investigator and laboratory manager in the planning, development and implementation of experimental procedures and specialized laboratory techniques in the analysis of materials under experimentation. Confer with principal investigator and laboratory manager in determining specific experiments to be included in the research protocol and to discuss the interpretation of results. Serve as laboratory safety contact for personnel and equipment when lab manager is absent.  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. 
  • Ability to spend time at study sites in Southeast Asia – Myanmar, Bangladesh, and China. 
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.\

Requisition Number: 401512763 
Location: Durham
Job Family Level: 11
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Full Time / Part Time: FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary: Regular
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University 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 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.


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


Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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