Research Technician-Maness Lab

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

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Position Information

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Research Technician-Maness Lab
Department Name Biochemistry and Biophysics - 423001
Vacancy ID S014020
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range $15.00-$25.00/hr based on experience
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
If part-time, how many hours per week? 40
Work Schedule


Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months
Posting Open Date 01/29/2019
Posting Close Date 05/15/2019
Description of Work

The laboratory of Dr. Patricia Maness in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Genetic Medicine Building, is seeking an experienced research technician. Our laboratory focuses on defining novel mechanisms for establishing neuronal connectivity in the developing mammalian brain using mouse models, molecular biology, and protein biochemistry. A key focus of the lab is understanding the molecular mechanism by which Neural Cell Adhesion Molecules (CAMs) regulated dendritic spines and synapses during the adolescent to adult transition. Genes encoding Neuron-Glial related CAM (NrCAM), L1, and NCAM are linked to autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, thus identification of their molecular action in developing cortical circuits will provide important insight into normal and pathological brain development. Visit our web pages at for details of our research program.

Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience: Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Preferred Education and Experience: BS and/or BA degree in chemistry, biology or related sciences. Applicant should have expertise in molecular biology; in particular, site-directed mutagenesis, sequence analysis, and DNA cloning. The candidate should also have experience in mammalian cell culture and DNA transfection. Prior work with mouse breeding, histology, and microscopy would be highly desirable.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
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.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
Special Instructions

Please note: a minimum of 3 reference (with name and email information) should be sent to Dr. Patricia Maness at

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