Research Technician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 May 2024

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Department Biochemistry and Biophysics - 423001
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 04/24/2024
Application Deadline 05/14/2024
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician
Position Number 20048310
Vacancy ID S023040
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $20.00-$28.00
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

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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
Our lab focuses on understanding the basis for lung disease and performs a mix of basic science, bioengineering, and clinical research. We are seeking a Research Technician to join our dynamic team focusing on the advancement of respiratory health through cutting-edge studies on high-speed airflow (cough) clearance of mucus and how this is affected by lung diseases including cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. The successful candidate will be instrumental in conducting in vitro studies utilizing primary human airway epithelial cultures. Core responsibilities include the culturing of human airway cells, employing a variety of microscopy techniques, and contributing to the development of innovative devices designed to enhance cough clearance mechanisms. Other scientific techniques utilized in this position include, but are not limited to, in vitro biophysical and biochemical techniques, molecular biology, 3D printing, and other biomedical engineering approaches. A partial component of this position is general laboratory management including participation in daily operations including ordering supplies, general record keeping, and compliance with health and safety procedures.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Basic understanding of cell biology and a desire to learn techniques such as cell culturing and biophysical analysis of biopolymers. Team player with good verbal and written skills necessary to communicate with laboratory staff and investigators. Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports. Good working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and presentation software packages.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Bioengineering, or a related field. Some prior experience in experimental design and basic laboratory techniques is preferred but not required. Experience with cell culture techniques and microscopy is a plus. This role requires a detail-oriented individual with a passion for research and the capability to thrive in a collaborative scientific environment.
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