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Research Technician

Duke Department of Neurosurgery Durham, NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Duke Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program (BTIP) has a singular, all-encompassing goal: develop novel, safe, and effective immune-based therapies for patients with brain tumors. Our research projects are spearheaded by an outstanding complement of graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and junior and senior scientists assembled under the umbrella of the Duke BTIP. The Duke BTIP combines the necessary funding support, intellectual and physical resources, and visionary leadership to meet its devoted objective of “pioneering translational immunotherapy” for the treatment of patients with malignant brain tumors. As a result, our program has offered brought more immunotherapies to trial for these patients than almost entity in the world. We are currently looking for a Research Analyst to join our team. The responsibilities will include: Coordination of the manufacture of cGMP of autologous cellular products for 7 IND sponsored trials. Coordinate vaccine creation and application of vaccine with study coordinators and service providers of the Duke Brain Tumor Center. Communicate with outside vendors as needed. Collect raw material (patient blood cells) from clinic. Orders all supplies for the cGMP manufacture of autologous products utilizing Duke financial systems. Writing new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Batch Records (BR). Participate in drug product release testing, including but not limited to endotoxin, gram stain, QPCR for integrated gene copy number and replication component retrovirus. Developing a new procedure for the elutriation of monocytes. Involved in writing Out of Specification, Corrective and Preventative Actions and process Deviations. Maintain the clean rooms and all equipment used in the manufacture of GMP cellular products. Knowledge of sterilization techniques important. This position may be physically demanding at times. It may require long-term standing. The candidate for the position should expect excessive walking between buildings.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications: 1 to 3 years of lab experience. Experience with tissue culture and experience handling human cells and blood products. GMP experience. Experience writing SOP’s helpful. Knowledgeable of MS Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience with Master Control helpful.

Duke Department of Neurosurgery

Why Work Here?

Duke is a great place to work with superb benefits and many opportunities for growth and development!!

School of Medicine: Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


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