Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Civil and Environmental Engineering-JONES_RESTECH [#21814, 951]
Position Title: Research Tech / Biofilms
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering / Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/05/20, finished 2022/07/26, listed until 2022/05/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Candidates are sought for a Research Technician for Summer 2022.

Occupational Summary Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting standardized tests, experiments and determinations in support of research oriented activities at Duke University under the supervision of Prof Andrew Jones. The Jones Systems for Engaging the Environment Lab (SEEL) at Duke University is focused on solving global challenges in water and health using engineering and policy analysis. This includes a strong focus on understanding how single and multispecies bacterial biofilms develop and respond to externally applied stressors. This is done by applying existing and new tools for analysis under real-world and simulated situations so that useful transport relations can be developed. This also includes the development of novel engineering and policy systems to improve equitable distribution and storage of potable water. Ideal candidates can come from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to product design, infrastructure design, civil and/or environmental engineering. Ideal candidates should possess a strong desire to contribute to the lab in its formation as it is brand new: equipment is being ordered, people are being hired, projects are being crafted. There is potential for leadership, growth, and a lot more.

Work Performed Perform a variety of technical duties remotely using statistical analysis, GIS, and systems analysis, mathematical modeling, system design, and systems thinking. Maintain updated code and repeatability of work using GitHub repositories and standard documentation. 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.

Required Qualifications at this Level Education/Training:Work requires an Bachelor’s degree or above in engineering.

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.

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Further Info:
Duke University
Pratt School of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
121 Hudson Hall
PO 90287
Durham, NC 27708