Research Technician

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Technician

Department Name:

Marsico Lung Institute - 426401

Vacancy ID:

S017897

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Hiring Range:

$14.00 - $18.00

Full-time/Part-time:

Full-Time Temporary

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm

Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

Posting Open Date:

06/03/2021

Posting Close Date:

06/18/2021

Description of Work:

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the principal investigator and other senior technical staff in planning, developing and executing scientific research to achieve specific goals as directed in Dr. Randell’s Laboratory. The laboratory is mainly using cell biology approaches to address the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of several lung diseases. Scientific techniques include but are not limited to: Cell Biology (aseptic technique, tissue culture, FACS); Molecular Biology (protein analysis: isolation/purification, quantification, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, ELISA; nucleic acid analysis: isolation/purification, quantification, agarose gel electrophoresis, qPCR; expression cloning: transformation, transfections, transduction); Microscopy (antibody generation and purification, immunohistochemistry, widefield and confocal microscopy). The employee will participate in animal studies, including management of transgenic colonies and in vivo studies. A partial component of this position is general laboratory management including participation in daily operations including ordering and record keeping and compliance with health and safety procedures. Computer skills include, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and presentation software packages
Essential Skills:
The individual must be able to assist the PI and staff in planning, developing, and executing scientific research experiments that involve cell biology and physiology, molecular biology, microbiology and biochemistry. The individual must be able to accurately carry out a variety of experimental protocols, that include isolation and aseptic culture of various rodent and human cell types; isolation and detection of whole cell and cytosolic/nuclear proteins by western blots and ELISAs; isolation and detection of target genes via realtime PCR; detection of cell type specific antigens on paraffin-embedded and wholemount stained tissues by multicolor confocal microscopy; plasmid lipid and viral transfection of genes to evaluate gain/loss of function and signaling pathway activation. In addition to having competency in the use of multiple different types of laboratory equipment, the individual must be able to use computer software associated with the analysis and presentation of data (i.e., statistical, imaging software, etc.). The individual should be a competent communicator and be able to prepare data for presentation and to interact with students/PI’s from other laboratories.
Preferred Qualifications:
Applicant should have the ability to perform computer data entry and data base organization. Learn new techniques and derive information and novel procedures from the literature. Individuals should be experienced with, and/or ability to be trained to work with mice, including detailed tissue dissection and creation of primary cell cultures. The employee must be facile with sterile tissue culture technique. Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills are essential. Ability to work closely with other researchers, train and supervise students or new members of the laboratory staff is required. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are important, as well as the ability to follow detailed protocols precisely.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Preferred: BA/BS Biological Science degree and/or one year of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicant should have the ability to perform computer data entry and data base organization. Learn new techniques and derive information and novel procedures from the literature. Individuals should be experienced with, and/or ability to be trained to work with mice, including detailed tissue dissection and creation of primary cell cultures. The employee must be facile with sterile tissue culture technique. Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills are essential. Ability to work closely with other researchers, train and supervise students or new members of the laboratory staff is required. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are important, as well as the ability to follow detailed protocols precisely.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to lift 50 lbs.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:

No

Special Instructions :

N/A

Temporary Employment Policies:

http://hr.unc.edu/policies-procedures-systems/spa-employee-policies/temporary-employment/relevant-policy-information-for-temporary-employees/

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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