Research Technician

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Technician

Department Name:

Gastroint Biology and Dis Ctr - 429001

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Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Hiring Range:

$17.00 - $24.80 per hour


Full-Time Temporary

If part-time, how many hours per week?:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Description of Work:

A laboratory in the Center for GI Biology and Disease is seeking a lab manager and technician. The research of the laboratory is focused on intestinal stem cells, gastrointestinal cancers, and biomedical engineering/translational approaches to improve human health.
The lab technician/manager will be responsible for over-all administration of lab organization and maintenance. They will also be responsible for performing experimental techniques directed by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and the Principle Investigator. The technical work includes but is not limited to mouse colony management, genotyping, DNA/RNA/protein analysis by PCR/qPCR/western blotting, plasmid vector design/recombinant DNA engineering, gene expression by Taqman assays, tissue culture, flow cytometry/FACS, and other standard laboratory practices such as making solutions.
The management work includes but is not limited to ordering supplies/reagents, maintaining databases, maintenance and upkeep of laboratory space, maintaining animal/environmental health and safety protocols, communicating directly with the Principle Investigator and other laboratory personnel.

Education and Experience:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Candidates should have experience handling mice and managing mouse colonies, PCR, qPCR, tissue culture expertise, pouring/running DNA electrophoresis gels, strong motivation, independent, strong organizational/time management skills, and positive disposition. Prefer CRISPR gene editing experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

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.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 4/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time