Laboratory Assistant

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Laboratory Assistant

Department Name:

SOP-DPET - 452200

Vacancy ID:


Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Hiring Range:

$15 - $20 / hour (dependent on experience)


Full-Time Temporary

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


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Description of Work:

The individual in this position will provide managerial support in the laboratory of Dr. Klarissa Jackson in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET). The position works independently and proactively on laboratory maintenance, supply ordering and record-keeping, inventory management, equipment maintenance, laboratory safety compliance, and implementing and maintaining standard operating procedures. This will primarily involve: (1) managerial support to Dr. Jackson in the day-to-day operation of the laboratory, including ordering supplies, documenting expenditures, maintaining equipment, maintaining laboratory inventories of supplies, chemicals, and freezers, managing sample storage and data files; and (2) supervising laboratory safety, safety inspections and protocols, and assisting with safety training and documentation for laboratory personnel.

Education and Experience:

Demonstrated possession of competencies necessary to perform the work.

•Excellent organizational and communication skills (including written and verbal communication)
•Excellent record keeping and database management skills
•Ability for detailed and meticulous documentation and organization of paperwork, files, and supplies
•Ability to plan, work independently, develop, and implement standard operating procedures
•Working knowledge of appropriate laboratory techniques, equipment maintenance, terminology, and safety compliance procedures
•Strong sense of teamwork and accountability
•Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

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: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time