Research Technician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Apr 2024

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Department Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 04/10/2024
Application Deadline 04/24/2024
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician
Position Number 20063217
Vacancy ID S022951
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Flexible
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

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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 Chung lab harnesses the anti-tumor potential of our immune system via synthetic biology. We’re exploring the crossroads of synthetic biology, immunology, and cancer cell biology. We engineer cells so that they achieve maximum therapeutic efficacy at the right place and at the right timing. We employ protein engineering, next-generation sequencing, CRISPR screening, and bioinformatics.
More specifically, we are (1) generating a compendium of master regulator combinations of different T cell states and (2) creating advanced synthetic biology toolkits for artificial cell state differentiation. In the longer term, (3) we will modulate the crosstalk between T cells and tumor microenvironment (TME) via designer oncolytic viruses.
The position will provide molecular and cell biology bench support. Duties will include working under the supervision of Dr. Chung to complete molecular and cell biology and cellular immunology experimental procedures including molecular cloning, cell culture, flow cytometry.
The position will also be relied upon to ensure the lab space is maintained, data and records are organized, and that the purchasing of required supplies is completed.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Candidate must have basic knowledge of molecular biology. Must have basic familiarity with use of database/spreadsheet, word processing, email/messaging software. Have a strong record of reliability, consistency, and organization. Good interpersonal skills, ability to follow directions, handle criticism and to work productively with others.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Familiarity with general lab operations is preferred. Familiarity with the principals of basic molecular biology concerning the analysis and manipulation of DNA (e.g extraction, PCR, and cloning); protein (extraction, quantification, western blot) is preferred. Experience with cell culture is preferred. Experience with flow cytometry/sorting is preferred. Additional experience in next generation sequencing techniques (library preparation), database management is preferred. Basic animal handling experience is preferred.
Able to complete a number of different tasks simultaneously and have excellent time management skills.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Must be able to work standing or sitting at lab benches and hoods and move up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
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