Research Technician

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Technician

Department Name:

Genetics - 423501

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Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Hiring Range:

16.00 - 19.00


Full-Time Temporary

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


Work Schedule:

Mon – Fri, 35 – 40 hrs/wk

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Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

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Description of Work:

The Kelada Lab in the UNC Department of Genetics is seeking a Research Technician to carry out experiments related to the genetics of asthma. The job will primarily involve conducting experiments with mice to identify genes that affect asthma susceptibility, and follow up experiments in vivo or in vitro to test gene function. There will also be an opportunity to learn and conduct statistical analysis of data generated. This is an ideal job for an applicant taking time between undergraduate and graduate/professional school and will provide ample opportunities to learn research skills.

Education and Experience:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Preferred education: undergraduate degree (BA or BS) in Genetics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related topic.

Preferred skills: Prior research experience in a biomedical research lab is desired but not required. Experience with techniques such as PCR, qPCR, and ELISAs is desirable but not required. Prior work with mouse models of disease is also highly desirable. Additional areas of interest include a demonstrated ability to think critically and to learn deeply about a subject.

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: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time