Research Technician

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Research Technician - Journey

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Research Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$35,000 - $42,000

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Full-Time Time-Limited

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8am – 5pm Monday-Friday

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the number one pharmacy school as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition. We are a nationally recognized leader in progressive pharmaceutical care practice, education and research. The School enrolls approximately 600 Doctor of Pharmacy students, 80 Ph.D. students, and 20 master’s degree students. We maintain a robust research enterprise dedicated to finding new treatments for diseases and better ways of delivering health care. The School ranks second among the nation’s pharmacy schools in external research funding received. Our mission is to develop leaders in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences who make a difference on human health worldwide.

The Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics in the UNG Eshelman School of Pharmacy is comprised of nationally recognized, dynamic and collegial faculty whose vision is to lead the nation in achieving excellence in innovative translational research, education, and progressive pharmacy practice to optimize drug therapy outcomes. Collaborative research opportunities exist with faculty in the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Center for AIDS Research, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, and other programs in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. These Schools comprise one of the nation’s few comprehensive academic health centers located on a world-class research campus. The Division has vibrant fellowship and graduate programs, including an NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral training program in Clinical Pharmacology in collaboration with Duke University and the UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences.

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:

This position will provide technical and laboratory support for Dr. Craig Lee in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. This will primarily involve: (1) research support to Dr. Lee and the post-doctoral fellows and students training in his laboratory, particularly in the conduct of (a) experiments in cellular and other in vitro models and (b) sample processing and biomarker assays from biologic samples collected from preclinical and clinical studies; and, (2) laboratory operational and administrative support to Dr. Lee, including ordering supplies, documenting expenditures, maintaining equipment, handling sample storage and data files, monitoring and tracking laboratory safety, and coordinating experiments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

- Experience maintaining primary cells and stable cell lines in culture and conducting cell culture experiments
- Experience with molecular biology techniques such as isolation of DNA/RNA/protein, quantitative RT-PCR, and ELISA
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Strong sense of teamwork
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science in a laboratory science
- Experience working with primary human hepatocytes in culture
- Experience with in vitro pharmacology assays
- Experience with data management and analysis

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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
Work Type: Full Time