Research Technician

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:

No

Position Title:

Research Technician - Journey

Working Title:

Research Technician

Position Number:

20036683

Vacancy ID:

P012299

Budgeted Hiring Range:

$35,000 – $50,000

Pay Band Information:

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Salary Grade Equivalent:

GN05

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 years

Hours per week:

40

Work Schedule:

8:00AM – 5:00 PM, Flexible

Department Name and Number:

Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801

Date First Posted:

01/21/2021

Closing Date:

03/12/2021

Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is one of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach. The Bryant lab is exploring possible new therapeutic strategies for pancreatic cancer.

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.

The position will be responsible for assisting staff with COVID related research and the continued development of nucleic acid assays for the Improved Scalability, Sensitivity, and Interpretability of Pathogen Detection, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Wastewater using High-Throughput, Highly Multiplexed Digital Array PCR Technology project. This project proposes highly multiplexed digital PCR assays on wastewater collected from multiple diverse geographical regions that will be comprehensive, rapid, low cost, and quantitative for monitoring the circulation of disease. The assay system will be able to address novel pathogens by allowing rapid aggregation of genetic tests for these new targets with a highly multiplexed, digital assay platform. This project promotes outbreak risk mitigation. The position will perform research and development in support of this project, seeking guidance from senior staff when necessary. 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.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Research experience performing laboratory protocols, preferably diagnostic assays. The abilities to maintain detailed experimental records and communicate effectively are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment. Experience with development of chemical instrumentation is desirable but not necessary.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Overtime occasionally, Shift work occasionally

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:

No

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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