Research Technician

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 May 2024

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Department Biology - 318200
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 05/21/2024
Application Deadline 05/24/2024
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician
Position Number 20064581
Vacancy ID S023319
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $17.79/hour
Proposed Start Date 07/22/2024
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new and existing knowledge in the broad discipline of Biology by maintaining a high-quality faculty who integrate cutting-edge research and student-focused teaching.
We are one of the largest academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. We have over 2,800 majors and we enroll over 5,000 undergraduate students in our classes each year. Our average total annual expenditures exceed $24 million, with nearly half of that coming from grant sponsored research. The department is composed of 50 tenure-track faculty, 10 teaching faculty, 8 research faculty, and numerous active adjunct and emeritus faculty. We currently have 50 graduate students, 40 post-docs and employ approximately 60 additional graduate and undergraduate students from across the university to assist in our teaching and research missions. Our mission is supported by an administrative and technical staff of 20, with an additional 25 staff directly supporting research.
The Goldstein lab in the Department of Biology uses C. elegans to discover fundamental mechanisms in cell and developmental biology. We are also developing tardigrades (water bears) as an emerging model system.
Position Summary
Work will involve investigating the cytology of chromosomes in tardigrades, including preparation of slides, microscopy, quantitative imaging and analysis. Work will also involve collaboratively preparing a manuscript reporting the results of the experiments and training others as needed in areas of proficiency.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Lab experience in revealing cytology of chromosomes in tardigrades and quantitative imaging and analysis
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Biology
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
None
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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