Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

3531 17004
Position ID:Duke-Electrical and Computer Engineering-RESASSOC2 [#17004, 1361]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Electrical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2020/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/28, listed until 2021/03/28)
Position Description:    

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The Duke Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Diseases (WaSH-AID) is a collaborative translational research team that develops and deploys novel technology-based solutions for health and environmental challenges.

This position will support two program areas: 1) the COVID Sewage Sampler / smart toilet for early warning of disease, and 2) international field testing of onsite treatment technologies (US-based remote support of in-country teams).

The ideal candidate is a MS with interest in applied research and will have 1) practical experience in microbiology (cell culture, biochemical assays) 2) experience with designing and executing novel studies in challenging environments, and 3) an ability and willingness to work with human waste streams, particularly feces and their associated pathogens. Task execution requires a creative problem-solving attitude, willingness to learn new skills quickly, and a focus on meeting deadlines across multiple tasks. We are looking for someone who is motivated to have hands-on experience with prototype development and maintenance and comfortable working in a laboratory environment with human excreta and pathogens.

Duties will include apparatus assembly, experiment execution, environmental sample collection, data recording and analysis, report preparation in narrative and PowerPoint form. Work location is Duke University in Durham, NC. Travel, both domestic and International, may be required once COVID-related restrictions are lifted.

Excellent communication skills and teamwork are required, particularly for managing execution and reporting in field team work.

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:
PO BOX 90291
Durham, NC 27708

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