Research Technician (Ancalade)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Oct 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Genetics - 423501
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 09/25/2023
Application Deadline 10/04/2023
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician (Ancalade)
Position Number 20033655
Vacancy ID S022116
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $18.00-$25.00/per hour
Proposed Start Date 10/16/2023
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

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
This position is available for a full-time Research Technician interested in projects involving functional genomics approaches for the interrogation of genomic regions associated with schizophrenia in the Department of Genetics. The technician will dedicate the majority of his/her time to assisting the faculty and the laboratory manager with molecular biology and genetic research including PCR, DNA and RNA isolation and purification, DNA amplification, electrophoresis, immunofluorescence, live cell imaging as well as image analysis, and chromatin conformation capture methods. In addition, they will be responsible for the creation of CRISPR reagents and stem cell culture. The technician will also assist the lab director with organizing the lab as well as ordering reagents, supplies, and equipment maintenance.
The technician will be a key player with our ongoing partnerships with collaborating laboratories. We urgently need to characterize the molecular changes resulting from genes identified by genome-wide association, copy number variant, and exome sequencing studies using phenotypic, gene expression and functional studies. This work is part of a novel high-throughput pipeline involving multiple collaborators. Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a life science or related field and previous laboratory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working with mouse models and/or mammalian cell culture
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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