Advanced Research Technician

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Research Technician - Advanced

Working Title:

Advanced Research Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$44282 - $54123

Pay Band Information:

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 years

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Work Schedule:

Monday- Friday; 8am-5pm
Hours may vary based on the project needs

Department Name and Number:

Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Division of Infectious Diseases develops ongoing clinical, educational, and research programs directed toward the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Working In nine countries, throughout the state, and across campus, the Division’s goals include:
• Coordinating basic and applied research in infectious diseases and fostering collaboration among other Investigators and researchers.
• Coordinating outreach activities with UNC-CH School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and other Departments/Centers, as well as appropriate State of North Carolina agencies.
• Improving clinical care in infectious diseases, including activities related to the management of HIV and other infectious diseases; activities related to emerging pathogens, international health, and clinical outreach.
• Infectious disease prevention activities, including a focus on vaccine development and vaccination practices.

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 Research Technician position is necessary to provide essential support for the ongoing experimental processes in the laboratory. Work requires advanced knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques, and terminology. This position requires advanced-level research support, data collection, and data analysis. This position will provide support in advanced histology techniques Including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and RNAScope. This position will also provide support by performing. mouse handling and restraint, mouse survival surgeries, performing experimental procedures on mice, conducting experiments, data analysis, and data entry. Additional duties include general laboratory care (autoclaving, dishwashing, stocking, and inventory laboratory supplies), preparing common laboratory solutions, and media. This position will provide technical troubleshooting and protocol optimization especially as it relates to histological techniques. This position will also help provide training to new laboratory personnel in histology and animal handling techniques.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Relevant and recent (within the last 6 months) animal laboratory work experience required. Must be skilled in mouse research techniques. Relevant cell culture, aseptic technique, PCR, and flow cytometry experience are required.
Ability to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies.
Ability to perform many varied tasks and a high level of concentration to perform challenging techniques.
Should be able to analyze data digitally and manually while able to clearly communicate information both verbally and in written form.
Should be proficient or able to learn multiple computer software platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field is highly preferred.
Prefer experience working with samples infected with HIV or other pathogens.
Prior experience working with other human pathogens is preferred. Working knowledge of standard good laboratory practices for work under BSL-2 conditions is preferred.
Highly prefer a candidate with relevant and recent experience (with the last 6 months) in molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extraction from mammalian cells and biological fluids using Qiagen columns and proteinase K, preparation of samples for real-time PCR analysis.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 1/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time