Research Technician

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Posting Information

Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleResearch Technician - JourneyWorking TitleResearch TechnicianPosition Number20036686Vacancy IDP012011Budgeted Hiring Range$31,200 - $40,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN05Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

M-F 9-5.30

Department Name and NumberNeuroscience Center-428601Date First Posted10/02/2020Closing Date10/21/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The UNC Neuroscience Center is an inter-departmental research center on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Our mission is to promote various and extensive neuroscience research with a specific emphasis on developmental, cellular, and disease-related processes.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Position Description

The position is for a Research Technician at the journey level and the purpose is to assist in neuroscience research and lab activities in Anton lab at UNC Neuroscience Center. This position assists in a laboratory exploring genetic and signaling mechanisms of brain development. The technician will be expected to assist with cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic, imaging and other common techniques to aid in experimental procedures. The laboratory duty requirements are ideal for someone who is detail oriented and can easily manage several ongoing tasks with competing deadlines. The ideal applicant will have a passion for learning and research, and will be self motivated/work hard as well as work with others. The ideal candidate must be willing to handle mouse genetic models for tissue harvest and breeding. The person will function as a research technician in the lab, assisting with research and lab managerial duties. Technician will participate in lab projects that include in vitro and in vivo experimentation, leading to data collection and data analyses. Data are to be reviewed with the PI and presented at lab meetings.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Demonstrated ability to execute planned cell and molecular biological experiments, analyze data, and present data. Demonstrated ability to manage complex mouse colony and perform work using mice. Strong organization skills required to organize billing and administrative needs.

Preferred Qualifications

B.Sc. or M.Sc. with directly related experience in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsAnimal Handler (non-DLAM), Evening work occasionally, Laboratory, Weekend work occasionallyPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link of Human Resources Contact Information

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.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Research Technician position?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have experience working with small laboratory animals?
      • yes
      • no
    3. * Are you comfortable working with mice and other small rodents?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/15/2020
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