Research Technician

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Pharmacology-424001
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 03/27/2023
Application Deadline 03/31/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN06
Working Title Research Technician
Position Number 20015706
Vacancy ID P017148
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Three Years
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $35,800 - $49,202
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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The primary mission of the Department of Pharmacology is training scientists in the discipline of Pharmacology while advancing the understanding and treatment of human disease through basic and translational research. 
The Department of Pharmacology is comprised of ~300 individuals ranging from EPA Primary, Fixed-Term, Joint and Adjunct Faculty and Non-Faculty positions, graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral research associates, visiting research scholars and SPA laboratory, administrative and temporary personnel. 
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 primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Research Technician in the laboratory of Dr. Henrik Dohlman, a faculty member within the Pharmacology Department. Work requires knowledge and applications of basic laboratory experiments, lab support and collecting lab data. The technician will conduct experiments analyzing the biochemical properties of cells using a variety of techniques including western blotting, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and protein purification.
This position will conduct experiments within the research area of Dr. Henrik Dohlman. This position will be required to have broad knowledge of how to perform genetic and biochemical experiments measuring signal activity in cells. The individual will be required to record data from experiments, monitor data and collect data for lab meetings. Information is kept in a lab notebook to be accessible to the PI for accuracy of experiments. Technical knowledge is needed to be able to perform experiments in the lab with the lab protocol and individual should be able to use lab equipment.
This position will also conduct literature reviews and prepare written and/or oral summaries for group presentation. This position should be able to research journals online and in the UNC library to use as reference as needed. This position should be able to present findings at lab meetings and be able to present findings at conferences in the US and internationally. 
Lastly, this position serves as the manager of the laboratory. Duties include but are not limited to: preparation of chemical reagents for experiments, which includes routine and repetitious tasks; and cleaning and autoclaving glassware as needed for the lab. This position must know how to use the autoclave machine without any assistance from the PI or lab members
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Demonstrated ability in the following techniques: western blotting, microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, reaction assays, protein structure analysis, protein purification and site directed mutagensis. 
Excellent verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to present scientific data. 
Demonstrated ability to conduct experiments and analyze, organize, and present findings. 
Must have laboratory experience.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Bachelors degree in pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, or related field preferred.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
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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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