Research Assistant (Shiau Lab)

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Assistant (Shiau Lab)

Department Name:

Biology - 318200

Vacancy ID:


Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Hiring Range:

$11.00 - $12.50/per hour


Full-Time Temporary

Work Schedule:

Typically Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Description of Work:

Management of multiple projects, and analysis and generation of genetic mutants to dissect new pathways in the development of immune and nervous systems. This is a research-focused technical position where the individual must be highly-motivated to do research, and have a strong skillset for careful and meticulous lab tasks, analytical abilities, organizational skills to track and work on different projects and tasks in parallel, and able to work well with zebrafish for husbandry and experimental purposes. The individual will use a wide-range of advanced biological techniques, including genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, confocal imaging, and embryology to address active areas of research in the laboratory. The ability of the individual to work well with others and be effective in training others is also important.

The initial appointment is for 6 months, but an extension up to 12 months may be possible upon available funding.

Preferred candidate may potentially be able to be part of the research team for a longer term beyond 12 months dependent on funding.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work is required.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Student currently enrolled at a university, or individual with a BS degree in Biology, or related field. The preferred applicant should have previous research experience(s), working knowledge and experience with basic molecular biology techniques (including PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, and genotyping), computer skills, strong analytical and communication skills (both oral and written), highly organized, meticulous in nature, and have a strong motivation to pursue scientific research as a career track. Previous experience with zebrafish is not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:


Special Instructions :

In the cover letter, please introduce yourself, describe any previous research experience and your career goal, motivation, and interest in this position, and your projected and desired timeline for this employment. If you have computational skills using Matlab, R, or python in data analysis, please describe and indicate your previous work in the cover letter. Please indicate the timeframe you are looking to start this new position if offered (such as immediately or specify a month).

Please provide your most recent school transcript if possible.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/14/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time