|Department||Pharmacology - 424001|
|Career Area||Research Professionals|
|Posting Open Date||05/17/2023|
|Position Type||Temporary Staff (SHRA)|
|Position Title||Research Technician|
|Position Number||20052754, 20055986, 20049947|
|Hours per week||40|
|Position Location||North Carolina, US|
|Hiring Range||Dependent upon Experience|
|Proposed Start Date||05/29/2023|
|Estimated Duration of Appointment||6 months not to exceed 11 months|
|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.
This Research Technician position will be supported by the NIMH – Psychoactive Drug Screening Program (PDSP) which provides screening assays at G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) at no cost for eligible investigators.
The PDSP performs assays in a high-throughput screening (HTS) fashion. The plates are prepared using an automatic liquid handler and an automatic storage manager (robots). The main task for the research technician is to assist operating the robots, the selected candidate will be trained for the robot operation. The PDSP recycles the conductive tips used by the robot, the research technician will also help with the conductive tip racking and washing. The technician will help with the lab maintenance tasks: prepare lab stock supplies, buffers, reagents, and other components to carry out assays. Comply with all radioactive usage protocols, waste disposal, autoclaving and usage record keeping, safety and common-sense techniques.
Additionally, this technician will also be trained to carry out radioligand binding and cell-based functional assays in a HTS fashion with the collection of GPCRs, transporters, and ion channels.
|Minimum Education and Experience Requirements||
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
|Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience||
The successful candidate for this position should have the ability of multitasking, and to work comfortably in a multidisciplinary team. Good communication skills.
|Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience||
BS on Biology, Chemistry or related field. Familiar with basic science research techniques.
|Special Physical/Mental Requirements|
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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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