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 - $41,600

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

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 years

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Department Name and Number:

Gastroint Biology and Dis Ctr-429001

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD) is a stand-alone research department serving investigators who have an interest in digestive disease research. While it is common among departments and divisions of the Department of Medicine to have some sponsored programs, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is unique in that nearly every faculty member has funded research or clinical trials through the CGIBD. There are, moreover, a number of researchers in other departments (particularly Cell and Molecular Biology, Surgery, Pediatrics) whose principal research areas are in digestive diseases and who work closely with the Center; the Center maintains strong collaborative ties with digestive disease researchers at Duke and NCSU as well.
Because of this strong interest in research, the Department maintains a very large research training program. Included in this program are two (2) T32 and T35 training grant programs plus a host of faculty development awards from federal and private sources.
The goals of the Department are to promote research and collaboration in digestive diseases, to maintain a research training program such to provide digestive disease researchers for the future, to initiate and maintain outreach programs that serve the digestive disease research community and serve as a focus for solicitation of funds for digestive disease research and training.

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 time-limited position with an estimated duration of three years.

The research technician will be responsible for overall 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, organoid culture, human tissue processing 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.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Ability to ensure data results are compiled, analyzed and presented properly.
Ability to pay attention to detail, multitask effectively, and keep lab in a highly organized state.
Candidates should have a strong academic track record, work well in a goal-oriented team setting, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Candidates must have experience working in a research setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors in scientific discipline and experience in a genetics/genomics/mammalian cell biology lab.

Prefer candidates with experience with mammalian cell culture, basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Experience in bioinformatics/RNAseq computation will be an advantage to the applicant; molecular biology skills with long-standing experience in making constructs; mouse handling experience; microscopy experience.

Prefer candidates be able to interact with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Post Docs, Health and Safety officers, and animal care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory.

Prefer candidates be able to interact with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments.

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