Research Technician

Location
Chapel Hill
Posted
Apr 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type:

Department: Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801

Appointment Type:

Vacancy ID: P008423

Position Summary: The focus of the research is the study of HIV persistence (latency mechanisms, immune response, drug development, viral clearance, novel assays, approaches, and therapeutics). The research includes studies of signaling proteins and repressive transcription factors, studies of HIV infections in primary cells and cell lines and in humanized mice models with a strong focus on the in vitro and in vivo testing of small inhibitory molecules that target HIV latency through a variety of mechanisms of action, as well as evaluation of the immune function. The candidate will be expected to conduct experiments independently under the direction of laboratory PI and senior scientific leadership. The project goals and experimental plan will be defined by discussions with PI and the candidate will be expected to work with the PI and other laboratory researchers to design experiments and protocols to execute project goals. Experiments will include the use of following techniques and skill sets: cell culture under aseptic conditions, development of new cell based assays, RNA and DNA extraction, qPCR, protein isolation, gel electrophoresis, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, northern blotting, ELISAs, plasmid preparation and flow cytometry. The candidate will also provide support to faculty members, research scientists, post-doctoral trainees and graduate students in the lab by assisting with common laboratory duties and assays when necessary. Candidate will collaborate with PI and collaborators in the publication and presentation of research findings.

Application Deadline: 04/25/2018

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Qualification and Experience: Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

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