Research Technician

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Research Technician - Journey

Working Title:

Research Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$35,809 - $49,000

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

2 years

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Work Schedule:

Mon – Fri; 7am – 4pm

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (MMRRC) at UNC serves as one of three national repositories for mutant mice. The purpose of the MMRRC is to archive, characterize and distribute mutant strains of mice donated by investigators. The mice are distributed worldwide to requesting investigators.

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 primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Research Technician within the Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center. The technician in this position will perform a range of duties as needed, including but not limited to: rodent colony management, maintaining records in a specialized computer database, administration of injections to mice, performing surgery on mice using aseptic survival surgery techniques, dissection of mouse embryos, setting up cultures of mouse embryos using sterile culture techniques, cryopreserving mouse embryos and sperm, collection of samples for genotyping, preparations of specialized media, preparation of sterile surgical packs, and ordering lab supplies.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Animal (preferably mice) handling experience is required. Must be willing and able to prepare mice for surgical procedures.
Must be able to select pairs for routine breeding according to breeding scheme noted by donating investigators as well as euthanasia of animals at the appropriate time.
Ability to operate and make minor adjustments to common lab equipment to include balances, osmometer, incubators, centrifuges, and pH meter as needed with limited supervision. Ability to prepare standard laboratory media and solutions.
Must be able to follow written protocols and standard operating procedures. Observe, collect and record data and deviations from these established guidelines and present to supervisor.
Must be able to successfully carry out procedures using a microscope.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred training: course work at college or community college level in biological or animal sciences (degree is desirable), vet tech or animal technician training is acceptable.
The ability to administer various injections in rodents (subcutatneous and intraperitoneal) is preferable.
Tissue culture experience is helpful.
Ability to use Office applications, database entry experience desirable.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Laboratory

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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time