Research Technician (Zylka Lab)

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Position TypeTemporary Staff (SHRA)Job TitleResearch Technician (Zylka Lab)Department NameCell Biology and Physiology - 422001Vacancy IDS016968Position Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsHiring Range$15-20/hourFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, how many hours per week?40Work ScheduleProposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment6 months not to exceed 11 monthsPosting Open Date10/02/2020Posting Close Date10/23/2020Description of Work

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology is a basic science department in the School of Medicine and engages in a broad range of teaching and research activities. Faculty in the Department conduct research on a variety of problems ranging from the study of nervous system function to the control of blood pressure. It is also strong in renal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular and neurophysiology. Faculty in this department also interacts with clinical departments within the School of Medicine. The department’s breadth of research interests allows us to offer students a unique exposure to physiology at the molecular, cellular and organ levels. Active interaction occurs with other basic science departments at the University as well as collaboration with scientists at nearby Duke University and Research Triangle Park.

Primary purpose of this position:
The goal of our research is to develop treatments for autism and chronic pain. The primary purpose of this Temporary Research Technician position is to perform mouse behavioral experiments, injections, assisting with surgeries, mouse colony management and husbandry, and molecular biology work.

Duties and Responsibilities:
80% Procedures:
The employee will work under the supervision of the P.I. and/or senior research staff to complete the following experimental procedures:
1)Assist other lab members with behavioral experiments with mice
2)Assist PI/other lab members with anesthetizing mice and dissection of tissues, including brain, spinal cord, and dorsal root ganglia
3)Assist with intrathecal, intravenous, and oral gavage to administer drugs
4)Mouse colony management and husbandry
5)Preparation of solutions and standard media
6)Assist with immunohistochemistry
7)Assist with biochemical assays such as PCR genotyping, western blot, and cloning
8)Use computer for email, word processing and data presentation
9)Maintain and record results in a lab notebook
20% Interpretation or evaluation of data and presentation of results

This position will report results directly to the P.I. and/or senior research staff on a daily basis. This individual must have the ability to solve routine problems and make routine decisions, but must consult with the PI or supervisor for guidance.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and training/experience in neuroscience, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field.

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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      Posted: 10/16/2020
      Application Due: 10/23/2020
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