Research Technician-CGIBD

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 May 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Gastroint Biology and Dis Ctr-429001
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 05/13/2024
Application Deadline 05/24/2024
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN06
Working Title Research Technician-CGIBD
Position Number 20037978
Vacancy ID P019067
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $42,000-$49,000
Pay Band Information
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Position Summary Information

Be a Tar Heel!
A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
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 conducting research by performing experimental techniques directed by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and the Principle Investigator. They are also expected to take on some limited administrative, lab organization and lab maintenance responsibilities.
The technician will be expected to: conduct routine molecular biology, immunology, genomic and microbiology experiments on human and murine tissue and cells; conduct experiments utilizing techniques with mammalian cell culture, basic biochemical and molecular biology; conduct DNA/RNA/protein analysis by PCR/qPCR/western blotting, plasmid vector design/recombinant DNA engineering, gene expression by Taqman assays, bacterial propagation and enzyme assays, human cell culture, immunofluorescence and microscopy, and other standard laboratory practices such as making solutions; perform reagent preparation, daily lab upkeep, stocking and restocking; maintain freezers and contents, maintaining lab equipment up-keep; follow all lab safety protocols; maintain animal/environmental health and safety protocols; organize and tabulate data and ensure data results are compiled, analyzed and presented properly; and maintain databases and clear documentation of results.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Ability to ensure data results are compiled, analyzed and presented properly.
Candidates should have a strong academic track record, work well in a goal-oriented team setting, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Candidates must have experience working in a research setting.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Prefer candidates with experience with mammalian cell culture, basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Experience in chromatin biology will be an advantage to the applicant; molecular biology skills with long-standing experience in making constructs; mouse handling experience; microscopy experience.
Prefer candidates be able to interact with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Post Docs, Health and Safety officers, and animal care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory.
Prefer candidates be able to interact with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Laboratory, Night work occasionally
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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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