Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of Duke University research operations.
Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes;compile,analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results.
Confer with the principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required.
Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals,abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
Determine and set up instruments, material, and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination.
Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies, and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
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.
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Work requires an Associate's degree in botany, biology, zoology orother science related scientific field.
None required above education/training requirementOR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE