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Research Technician
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 11/04/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information
Department Biochemistry and Biophysics - 423001
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 11/03/2021
Application Deadline 11/14/2021
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician
Position Number 20040541
Vacancy ID S018628
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm 
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $16.75-$26.35
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The Research Technician will be primarily responsible for the maintenance of our mouse colony (genotyping, tagging, etc.) and the laboratory (ordering, safety inspections, etc.). The selected candidate will be expected to assist postdoctoral fellows as well as graduate students in biochemical, cell biological, and/or microscopy studies. We would like this position to become a permanent long term one for the right candidate.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The applicant must be self-motivated and should have some experience in wet bench laboratory techniques.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or a related field. 
Experience with the following is highly preferred: 
- Animal handling and mouse colony maintenance
- PCR (genotyping)
- Biochemical assays, such as SDS, PAFE, and Western blotting
- Flow cytometry
- Microscopy
- Strong organizational skills
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/214892
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu 
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
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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