Research Technician

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Research Technician - Journey

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Research Technician

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8am – 5pm Monday-Friday

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Chapel Hill, NC

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Research Professionals

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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 2020 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition. We are a nationally recognized leader in progressive pharmaceutical care practice, education and research. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy enrolls approximately 600 Doctor of Pharmacy students, 90 Ph.D. students, and 24 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 UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 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.

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:

Dr. Brouwer directs an NIH-funded research program focused on hepatic drug disposition and development and refinement of in vitro model systems to predict in vivo hepatobiliary disposition, drug interactions, and hepatotoxicity. Ongoing nonclinical and clinical studies address the impact of altered hepatic transport (due to drug interactions, disease, and genetic factors) on systemic, hepatic, biliary and intestinal exposure to endogenous compounds, medications, and derived metabolites.

The full-time research technician will perform experiments utilizing in vitro techniques, human-derived tissue fractions, cell-based assays, and liquid chromatography – tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to study drug disposition, transport, and toxicity. The Research Technician will participate in experimental conduct, data collection, analysis, and interpretation; maintain cell cultures; maintain the MRP2-deficient TR- rat colony; perform western blots; order, organize, and store laboratory supplies; and assistant in training research students and other personnel in laboratory techniques and safety protocols.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Must be able to read and understand the scientific literature and execute experiments as outlined in laboratory protocols. A high level of responsibility, independence, and good written and verbal communication skills are required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and strong math skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or related discipline. 2-3 years of previous research experience in a biomedical or biological sciences laboratory. Research experience in drug transport and molecular biology is preferred.

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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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