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 - $39,788

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Occasional evenings and weekends

Department Name and Number:

Psychiatry - Research-412250

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

This position is located in the Neuroscience Center in the Department of Psychiatry. The primary purpose is to investigate the neural circuits that underlie sound processing in our brain. Towards this goal, we focus on mice as a model system, and use multiple cutting-edge techniques in awake, behaving animals to dissect the circuits that connect auditory inputs to behavioral outputs. Findings in simple mouse brains should provide a first step towards the ultimate understanding of the complex human brain circuits that enable verbal communication, and how they fail in psychiatric disorders.

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 facilitate research into the neural circuitry of sound processing. This position will be responsible for providing technical support to other members of the research group as well as conducting independent studies when applicable. They will also be responsible for a number of important aspects of our research program such as performing surgeries to prepare mice for experiments, conducting behavioral/physiological experiments, utilizing microscopy for histological experiments, and general lab managerial and maintenance responsibilities.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Practical experience in mouse studies. Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques with instructions. Computer skills involving MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. with the ability to learn new programs. Interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability and experience to work in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community with staff, faculty and students. Ability to participate and contribute to discussions regarding procedures and goals of the laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or related discipline. Some experience in a laboratory setting. Prefer candidates with experience in programming. Candidates who are willing to fill this position to prepare for an academic career are preferred.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as required to keep steady workflow and meet deadlines. Must be able and willing to work with rodents and biohazardous materials. Must have the ability to perform surgeries, move 20lbs and remain in place for up to 2 hours at a time, with or without accommodation.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Weekend work occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time