Research Tech – Evolutionary Computation

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 10 Jun 2024

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Department Biology - 318200
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 06/07/2024
Application Deadline 06/10/2024
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Tech – Evolutionary Computation
Position Number 20021352
Vacancy ID S023458
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary
Hours per week 35
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $15.00/hour
Proposed Start Date 06/17/2024
Estimated Duration of Appointment 3 months or less

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new and existing knowledge in the broad discipline of Biology by maintaining a high-quality faculty who integrate cutting-edge research and student-focused teaching.
We are one of the largest academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. We have over 2,800 majors and we enroll over 5,000 undergraduate students in our classes each year. Our average total annual expenditures exceed $24 million, with nearly half of that coming from grant sponsored research. The department is composed of 50 tenure-track faculty, 10 teaching faculty, 8 research faculty, and numerous active adjunct and emeritus faculty. We currently have 50 graduate students, 40 post-docs and employ approximately 60 additional graduate and undergraduate students from across the university to assist in our teaching and research missions. Our mission is supported by an administrative and technical staff of 20, with an additional 25 staff directly supporting research.
Research in the Burch lab combines tools from microbiology and computational biology to investigate longstanding questions in evolutionary biology. Read more about our work at
Position Summary
We are seeking to hire a research technician to 1) perform bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, 2) write code to simulate the evolution of a gene network in silico, and 3) generate figures and write up experimental results for publication.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Past experience in a computational biology lab. Must be able to demonstrate quantitative abilities essential for writing code collaboratively, conducting statistical analyses, and producing graphics to visualize data.
Must have a work history that demonstrates a productive work ethic, reliability, and ability to work as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field; training and experience coding in Python, R, and Unix/Bash.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
The job requires a great deal of computer work and may exacerbate repetitive stress conditions like carpel tunnel syndrome.
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