Animal Studies Core Research Technician

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleResearch Technician - AdvancedWorking TitleAnimal Studies Core Research TechnicianPosition Number00057851Vacancy IDP012042Budgeted Hiring Range$36,00-$48,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN07Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Overtime, weekends, & holidays occasionally

Department Name and NumberComparative Medicine-621500Date First Posted10/15/2020Closing Date10/21/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryLaboratory Management and ServicesDepartment Description

The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) — formerly the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) — is responsible for the care of all vertebrate animals on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) campus. DCM is committed to programs of excellence in veterinary care and laboratory animal management practices for all species used in UNC-CH research endeavors. A staff of more than 170 professional, technical, and administrative personnel provides quality animal care to a daily population of over 200,000 animals located in 26 animal facilities on and off the UNC campus. Federal funding and foundations sponsor over $900 million in research on the UNC campus conducted by the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Pharmacy, as well as the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.

A primary responsibility of the Division’s veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and laboratory technicians is the health care and humane use of all animals. The Division’s program is reviewed semi-annually by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and has been accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1973. DCM and the University also meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Public Health Service standards and regulations. As laboratory animal specialists they provide a comprehensive program of veterinary care, offer technical advice and assistance, and provide needed laboratory and research core services for teaching and research purposes.

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 Research Technician acts as a functional member of the Animal Studies Core (ASC) which performs research support and training for the campus research community in a fast-paced environment. Research support duties will include colony management, dosing, performance of experimental studies, and therapeutic interventions. The position will perform associated laboratory tasks and provide research support for other members of the ASC.

Emergency duties required during adverse weather and /or other emergency situations. Holiday and weekend work required on a rotating basis

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• Previous laboratory rodent handling experience required.
• Demonstrated ability to function in a detail-oriented, team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to self-manage time and work independently.
• Demonstrated understanding of regulations and guidelines governing animal research.

Must be able to achieve certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level within the first year in this position and the LAT level within two (2) years.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
• Proficiency with small laboratory animal dosing techniques (oral, gavage, IV,IP)
• Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the LAT level or higher

Required Licenses/Certifications

Must be able to achieve certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level within the first year in this position and the LAT level within two (2) years.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

• Ability to lift/restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
• Requires prolonged and/or repetitive reaching, bending, and twisting.

Position/Schedule RequirementsExposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, On-call occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionallyPosition AttributesSevere Weather Essential; Communicable Disease MandatoryStimulus/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
Optional Documents
  1. Certification/licenses
  2. List of References
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. * Are you certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LAT level or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working in a laboratory animal setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you achieved a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 10/16/2020
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