Laboratory Research Technician

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Apr 2024

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Posting Information


Department Marsico Lung Inst - CF Center - 426401
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 04/08/2024
Application Deadline 04/16/2024
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Laboratory Research Technician
Position Number 20063114, 20063113, 20040371
Vacancy ID S022931
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $13.00 - $19.50
Proposed Start Date 05/01/2024
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

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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.
Position Summary
Seeking a Research Technician to support the UNC Marsico Lung Institute Cystic Fibrosis Tissue Procurement and Cell Culture Core.
Primary duties include:
* Dissecting human lung tissue, isolating various cell types from these tissues, counting cells, distributing cells/tissues to end users, and maintaining primary cell cultures.
* Supporting staff to make custom media and basic reagents.
* Supporting our Recharge Service Center with COVID-19 research studies as well as other lung disease research to both internal and external clients.
Other responsibilities of the Research Technician include supporting staff with additional workload. This may entail sterile tissue culture duties, preparing basic reagents and solutions, and restocking the lab on a daily basis.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Our ideal candidate possesses the following:
* Proficiency in performing computer data entry and database organization skills.
* Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
* Ability to follow detailed protocols precisely.
* General knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology.
* Ability to operate and care for lab equipment such as the incubators, biological cabinets, autoclaves, freezers, stir plate, pH meters, weigh scales, microscopes, and centrifuges.
* Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
* Ability to work independently, take the initiative and multitask.
* Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of demands.
* Excellent organizational skills, keen attentions to details and self-review of work for accuracy and completeness.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Relevant laboratory experience is preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Valid NC Driver’s License; Ability to move 20 lbs with or without accommodation
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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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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