Research Technician

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Apr 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 03/27/2023
Application Deadline 04/10/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN06
Working Title Research Technician
Position Number 20043382
Vacancy ID P017157
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
M-F, 8a-5p, amended as needed to meet business needs
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $35,809 - $45,000
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Position Summary Information

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
Tian lab is doing multidiscipline research combining novel 3D printing and nanomedicine for biomedical applications. Specifically we are interested in developing 3D printed devices for vaccine and therapeutic delivery, as well as biosampling for cancer and infectious diseases diagnosis and treatment.
The position will design and make novel 3D printed polymer-based devices (microneedles and cell scaffolds) for biomedical applications using Carbon 3D printing equipment, as well as perform characterization analysis of the printed parts. The position will also provide support for general lab maintenance and purchasing of required supplies.
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 3D design and printing.
-Must have basic familiarity with use of database/spreadsheet, word processing, email/messaging software. 
-The candidate must be able to work in both team and individual settings.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
-Candidate should possess a BS degree in material science, material engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry or biology.
Experience with SLA/DLS/DLP 3D printing technologies with the ability to use CAD design software is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should have an interest in biomedical applications of 3D printed device, including drug delivery. Previous lab experience with polymerization, pharmaceutical formulation or techniques like optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, is preferred. 
Preferred but not required includes: familiarity with the manipulation of biologics like protein and RNA, experience with tissue culture or cell based assays, or basic animal handling experience.
The candidate should be able to complete a number of different tasks simultaneously and have excellent time management skills. Have a strong record of reliability, consistency and organization. Have excellent attention to detail, with the ability to follow technical work instructions. Good interpersonal skills, ability to handle criticism and to work productively with others.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
-Must be able to remain in a stationary position while working at the lab benches and hoods.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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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