Research Technician

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Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Technician

Department Name:

Biomedical Engineering - 424601

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Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

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Full-Time Temporary

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Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

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Description of Work:

The UNC_NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a full-time research technician position. The position will have an academic appointment in Biomedical Engineering and will participate in a NIH-funded research program to develop polymer based drug delivery systems for various indications including HIV prevention and treatment, regenerative medicine and 3D bioprinting utilizing formulation and polymer chemistry, hydrogel systems, stem cell delivery, in vitro model systems, and in vivo studies in relevant models for safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy. The main focus will be on the formulation development and optimization combined with in vitro and in vivo characterization and testing. A strong background in biochemistry, tissue culture, and cell-based assays including live/dead cell assay, ATP/MTT assays, immunohistochemical staining and imaging, live cell imaging, Western Blot, RT-PCR, protein/DNA/RNA extraction and purification. Analytical expertise including HPLC, FT-IR, rheology, DSC, TGA, AFM, NMR, UV-Vis, mechanical testing, imaging techniques including SEM, TEM, ESEM, and confocal imaging is strongly preferred. Software experience in ImageJ, Origin, GraphPad, and BioRender. The ideal candidate will have experience in design and development of translational biomaterials that can be applied to address real-world unmet medical needs using interdisciplinary approach in biochemistry, polymer chemistry, biology, and pharmaceutical science.

Education and Experience:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
BS, MSc or other relevant doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a closely related discipline preferred.
The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and be creative, highly motivated and able to work independently, with demonstrated experience in tissue culture and cell-based assays. The candidate must have the interest in and ability to collaborate with other researchers and must be willing to proactively write and publish manuscripts. The preferred candidate will have a solid foundation in techniques for the use of biomaterial fabrication, cells/medicines, animals, cellular biology assays, and analytical methods in tissue engineering, drug delivery, and biosensor research, with expertise in biology and biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline, and the interest to contribute as team member.

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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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time