Specialty Trades Technician
Permanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?:
Specialty Trades Technician - ContributingWorking Title:
Specialty Trades TechnicianPosition Number:
P012157Budgeted Hiring Range:
$38,246 - $50,000Pay Band Information:
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Full-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:
3 yearsHours per week:
8am-5pmDepartment Name and Number:
Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801Date First Posted:
Chapel Hill, NCPosition Posting Category:
Research ProfessionalsDepartment Description:
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training, and outreach.
The Ramsey Group is interested in utilizing micro- and nanofabrication strategies to create devices that facilitate our abilities to gather chemical and biochemical information. Our motivations for fabricating devices include clinical diagnostics (including those that address COVID-19), high-throughput biochemical experimentation, understanding of transport mechanisms in nanoscale-confined spaces, and development of portable mass spectrometers operating at high-pressures (> 1 Torr). The devices that we develop have application to drug discovery, health care, environmental monitoring, chemical process control, and high-throughput laboratory analysis and basic research.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 IS A REPOST. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ARE STILL BEING CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT REAPPLY.
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION WITH AN ESTIMATED DURATION OF 3 YEARS.
The Specialty Trades Technician will be responsible for assisting staff in ongoing research to address COVID-19 by development of instrumentation to perform assays for the Highly Multiplexed Point-of-Care Digital Protein Assay Platform with Digital Molecular Capability project. The Technician’s responsibilities will include performing research, building prototypes, inspecting equipment, maintaining inventory stock levels, and practicing good housekeeping. The Technician will be expected to troubleshoot potential problems with the help of senior staff and communicate effectively by providing effective suggestions for improvement of equipment and processes. The Technician will be responsible for gathering and accurately recording data and for effectively reporting results to senior staff in reports and presentations. They will collaborate with other team members to integrate new assays into the microfluidic platform. The Technician will have a sound understanding of engineering terminology, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and familiarity with laboratory life science tools/equipment.Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The abilities to maintain detailed records and communicate effectively are required. The ability and willingness to learn new technology, work within a BSL-2 facility, and occasionally work overtime is required.Preferred Qualifications:
2 to 5 years of relevant experience is preferred. Associate degree in Engineering Technology or higher. Experience with development of chemical instrumentation is desirable. A basic understanding of electrical schematics, computer programming, Good Laboratory Practice, and familiarity with microfluidics are preferred. Experience shipping equipment and instrumentation freight is preferred.Special Physical and Mental Requirements:
The ability to move, with the assistance of one other person, 88 pounds (40 kg) of instrumentation with approximate dimensions 25” x 22.5” x 26” (63 cm x 57 cm x 66 cm) from the floor to a 37.5”-high (95-cm-high) benchtop with or without accommodation is required.Position/Schedule Requirements:
Night work occasionally, Overtime occasionallyStimulus/ARRA Funded: