Research Technician

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Research Technician - Advanced

Working Title:

Research Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$42,000 - $50,000

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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:

Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The mission of the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is to serve all of the people of North Carolina, the southeast and the nation as a center for excellence in education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor in the care of patients with disease of the nervous system.

In order to fulfill this mission, the department must accomplish the following:

• Acquire, discover, preserve, synthesize and transmit knowledge about disease of the nervous system.
• Provide high quality undergraduate medical student instruction in the basic and clinical aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorder in adults and children.
• Provide graduate and post-graduate programs of high quality in the basic and clinical aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorder in adults and children.
• Extend the neurological patient care services and other educational an investigate resources of the department to the citizens of North Carolina to enhance the quality of life for all people in the state.

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 Garden Lab is seeking a Research Technician to assist the Lab Manager coordinating and performing laboratory procedures and tests in support of research. This position will be responsible for a broad range of duties including, but not limited to: 1) mouse handling, breeding and genotyping; 2) mouse brain preparation for dissociation or tissue sectioning; 3) immuno-labeling cells and tissue sections for microscopic analysis; 4) flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting; 5) RNA extraction, PCR and sequencing; 6) nuclei isolation from sorted cells for epigenetic analysis.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge and competency to conduct basic science research. Ability to organize and tabulate data; ability to ensure quality control of data collection. Ability to maintain inventory of equipment, supplies, and related materials. General knowledge of applicable area of science to perform laboratory procedures and tests in support of research protocol.

Must have strong communication skills, be well organized and use good research practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have some experience or education in the field of neuroscience. Experience working with rodents is preferred. Strong ability to work independently is highly desired.

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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time