Research Technician

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 May 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department SOP-DPET - 452200
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 05/08/2023
Application Deadline 05/22/2023
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician
Position Number 20055498
Vacancy ID S021409
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2023
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy ( is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students and 145 graduate students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan (
Our Vision is to be the global leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Our Mission is to prepare leaders and innovators to solve the world’s most pressing health care challenges. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.
Position Summary
The individual in this position will provide technical and managerial support in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Lee in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics ( This will primarily involve: (1) research support to Dr. Lee and the post-doctoral fellows and students training in his laboratory, particularly in the conduct of (a) experiments in cellular and other in vitro models and (b) sample processing and biomarker assays from biologic samples collected from preclinical and clinical studies; and, (2) managerial support to Dr. Lee in the day-to-day operation of the laboratory, including ordering supplies, documenting expenditures, maintaining equipment, managing sample storage and data files, supervising laboratory safety, and coordinating experiments.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Experience maintaining cells in culture and conducting cell culture experiments
* Experience with molecular biology techniques such as isolation of DNA/RNA/protein, quantitative RT-PCR, and ELISA
* Excellent organizational and communication skills
* Strong sense of teamwork
* Proficient in use of Microsoft Excel
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Bachelor of Science in a laboratory science
* Experience working with primary cells in culture
* Experience with data management and analysis
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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