Research Technician

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Research Technician - Journey

Working Title:

Research Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$31,500 - $41,600

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:

M-F 8-530

Department Name and Number:

Neuroscience Center-428601

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The UNC Neuroscience Center is an inter-departmental research center on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Our mission is to promote various and extensive neuroscience research with a specific emphasis on developmental, cellular, and disease-related processes.

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:

The position is for a Research Technician at the Journey level. Under supervision of Principal Investigator Jason Stein, this position will be tasked with performing advanced cellular and imaging experiments to support research projects investigating the developmental and genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. For more information on the research, please see Research will include maintenance of mouse colonies, including databasing and genotyping, and tissue clearing and immunolabeling of intact mouse brain tissue. Responsibilities will also include supervision of research volunteers training algorithms for automated segmentation of features within tissue cleared images. Lab managerial duties will also be required. These duties will include ordering, receiving, and documenting reagents, supplies, and equipment; ensuring that the lab complies with mandated safety protocols; disposal of chemical and biohazard waste; and maintaining equipment in good working condition. Other duties include performing PCR and gel electrophoresis; preparing buffers, solutions, and chemicals for lab experiments; data analysis and interpretation; maintaining database of experimental results; assisting with figures for grant applications and publications; providing technical assistance in the lab, including assisting other members of the lab; and assisting with training of lab assistants and students.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to manage animal colony and perform work using mice. Demonstrated ability to execute planned experiments, analyze data, and present data. Strong organization skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

B.Sc. or 4 years directly related experience in biology, cell biology,molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Laboratory

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Job No:
Posted: 1/20/2021
Application Due: 1/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time