Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0444 


Job Level: 12 

Revised Date: 06/19/1995  

Job Family: JF 16 

Occupational Summary

Supervise, coordinate and participate in the photography of medical, biological and related subjects for scientific publications, records, research and teaching activities.

Work Performed

Supervise, coordinate and participate in the photography of patients, anatomical structures, pathological specimens, surgical techniques and other subjects for scientific publications, records research and teaching activities.

Supervise developing of film, making of prints and production of slides from charts, books, and slides for teaching purposes.

Originate new photographic methods and techniques to obtain results when standard techniques are inadequate. Ensure maintenance and proper functioning of assigned photographic and related equipment.

Maintain inventory of photographic supplies and equipment; reorder as required.

Provide technical guidance and instruction to faculty and staff medical photography techniques and procedures.

Supervise cataloging and filing of photographs and processed film.

Make work assignments and review work of lower level employees; recommend personnel actions to include hiring, performance appraisals, promotions and vacation schedules; train new personnel. 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


Work requires considerable knowledge of photographic techniques, materials, processes and equipment generally obtained through two years of postsecondary training in photography or medical photography.



Work requires approximately five years of progressive photography experience sufficient to provide supervision and coordination of as well as participation in complex medical photography and film processing activities involving specialized photographic procedures such as funds, cine, fluorescent, and microscopic photography. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE





The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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