Research Technician, Human Vaccine Institute

North Carolina, United States
11 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


Perform vaccine research in the Laboratory of B-Cell Immunology, focusing on in-vitro antibody binding assays. Collaborate in characterizing antibody responses in studies of human and animal specimens and recombinant systems utilizing ELISA, Luminex, SDS PAGE and Western blotting. Perform complex experiments working with animal and human specimens in teams and individually. Understand and comply with all safety standards and procedures to insure a safe working environment for all laboratory staff. Design, execute, analyze and archive experiments in a manner that is scientifically justifiable, reliable and understandable to others. Keep lab equipment, chemicals reagents and supplies in excellent order.  Perform routine lab maintenance, cleaning, ordering and organizing. Learn and develop new lab techniques and teach them to other lab staff.  Collaborate with other staff, your supervisor, and primary investigator (Dr. Haynes) to review experimental results and develop new research plans; assist in the training of new personnel. Perform other duties as requested by the Principal Investigator or senior lab staff.  

Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field Basic skills in laboratory techniques Must be able to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities and have ability to quickly learn new skills

  • Must be detail-oriented, well organized with strong communication skills and ability to work in an interactive team environment.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 08

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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


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