Laboratory Assistant

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Position TypeTemporary Staff (SHRA)Job TitleLaboratory AssistantDepartment NameMathematics - 318900Vacancy IDS015114Position Posting CategoryLaboratory Management and ServicesHiring Range$12.50 per hourFull-time/Part-timeFull-Time TemporaryIf part-time, how many hours per week?Work Schedule


Proposed Start Date08/01/2019Estimated Duration of Appointment6 months not to exceed 11 monthsPosting Open Date07/17/2019Posting Close Date07/22/2019Description of Work

A research assistant position is available to work on mechanical properties of brain tissue and simulants and possible links to neurological function. Duties include: preparation of gelatin/fiber simulants of brain tissue for investigation by shear waves, data archival, data analysis. Experience with Excel, Matlab, Mathematica, prior coursework in numerical methods and organic chemistry is desirable. This is a 40 hour/week position that requires approximately 20 hours per week of laboratory work at UNC. Data analysis tasks can be accomplished remotely. Initial trial period of 6 months, after which position may be extended for up to another 18 months.

Education and Experience

Demonstrated possession of competencies required for the role.

B.A. or B.S. with training in biomechanics, neuroscience, and quantitative data analysis, and experience in working in a laboratory environment is highly preferred.

Special Physical and Mental RequirementsEqual Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Optional and Required DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience in network dynamics research?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in the set-up and performance of experiments?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you satisfactorily completed high school and college courses related to the tasks of this position?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 7/19/2019
Application Due: 7/22/2019
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