Research Technician

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Research Technician - Journey

Working Title:

Research Technician

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$32,500 - $42,500

Pay Band Information:

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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, 8am – 5pm

Department Name and Number:

Alcohol Studies Center-428801

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Center for Alcohol Studies conducts research on the biological mechanisms involved in alcohol exposure and that contribute to the pathology of alcohol use 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 function of this position is to assist the Principal Investigator and members of the laboratory with experiments involving molecular biology, animal behavior, biochemistry, electrophysiology, optogenetics, fiber photometry and immunohistochemistry. The technician will be expected to prepare buffers and dilutions, perform histological protocols, perform surgery, conduct basic data analysis, assist with lab and equipment maintenance and maintain rodent colonies. Training will be provided.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Training in basic laboratory skills, professional conduct in a work environment, ability and enthusiasm to learn techniques and work with animals in a research setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

College graduate in psychology, biology or related field preferred. Experience with mouse stereotaxic surgeries, perfusions, brain extractions, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, mouse colony maintenance, and behavioral assays preferred.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to work with animals.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Evening work occasionally, Laboratory, Rotating shifts, Rotating shifts occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time