Researcher in Immunology

Duke University

United States

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Researcher in Immunology 

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  228795
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jun 12, 2023
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.




The Kuraoka/Kelsoe labs seek a motivated Research Technician to assist in immunology research on B lymphocytes. Duties will include sterile cell culture,characterization of clonal antibodies, processing for DNA/RNA sequencing, and mouse husbandry. The successful applicant will be dedicated and responsible, capable of multi-tasking, and able to complete assignments in a timely way. The research position offers a unique research experience with cutting-edge techniques in a dynamic and highly productive, collaborative and collegial environment.


Specific Job Duties

  • Single B-cell cultures.
  • Serological assays (ELISA, Luminex).
  • Cloning and generating recombinant antibodies.
  • Mouse colony maintenance and genotyping.
  • Meticulous record keeping.
  • Completion of assigned tasks.
  • General lab maintenance that includes general clean up, ordering research reagents/tools, maintaining lab equipment.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Tissue culture expertise with sterile technique is essential.
  • Molecular biology technique, including RT-PCR.
  • Mouse handling experience.
  • Experience in flow cytometry is welcome.


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


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