Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Research Technician - Advanced
Working Title Research Support Technician - Training
Position Number 20024602
Vacancy ID P012782
Budgeted Hiring Range $36,000 - $44,000
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN09
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Monday – Friday; 7:30am – 4:30pm
Department Name and Number Comparative Medicine-621500
Date First Posted 05/17/2021
Closing Date 06/11/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Laboratory Management and Services
The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) — formerly the Division of
Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) — is responsible for the care of all
vertebrate animals on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
campus. DCM is committed to programs of excellence in veterinary care and
laboratory animal management practices for all species used in UNC-CH research
A staff of more than 170 professional, technical and administrative personnel
provides quality animal care to a daily population of over 200,000 animals
located in 26 animal facilities on and off the UNC campus. Federal funding and
foundations sponsor over $900 million in research on the UNC campus conducted
by the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Pharmacy, as well as the
Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.
A major responsibility of the Division's veterinarians, veterinary
technicians, and laboratory technicians is the health care and humane use of
all animals. The Division's program is reviewed semi-annually by the
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and has been accredited by the
Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
International (AAALAC) since 1973. DCM and the University also meet U. S.
Department of Agriculture and Public Health Service standards and regulations.
As laboratory animal specialists they provide a comprehensive program of
veterinary care, offer technical advice and assistance, and provide needed
laboratory and research core services for teaching and research purposes
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
The Research Support Technician performs a variety of research support and
husbandry duties. This position is responsible for the daily care of research
animals including cage cleaning and sanitation, animal observation, handling
and restraint. Research Support duties may include colony management,
administering routine treatments as directed by veterinary/vet care staff,
administering special feed and water, dosing, SQ IV and sample collection.
This position is also responsible for assessing animal health and triaging
Emergency duties required during adverse weather and /or other emergency
situations. Holiday and weekend work required on a rotating basis.
Training Team in Division of Comparative Medicine performing hands-on training
with husbandry and cage wash technicians, managing training documentation for
trainees, and communicating consistently with various levels of DCM Management
in a professional manner.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Demonstrated experience performing animal husbandry in a laboratory animal
• Demonstrated ability to function in a detail-oriented, teamwork environment.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with research/veterinary
staff and personnel at all levels of an organization.
• AALAS certification at the ALAT level.
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent combination of
training and experience).
• Higher levels of AALAS certification.
• Previous experience in colony management.
Selected candidate must currently possess the AALAS certification at the ALAT
level and be able to achieve certification of LAT within 1 year in position.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
• Ability to lift/restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds with or without
• Requires prolonged and/or repetitive reaching, bending, and twisting.
Position/Schedule Requirements Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to
Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, Weekend work occasionally
Position Attributes Severe Weather Essential; Communicable Disease Mandatory
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Research Technician position?
Do you have experience working in a laboratory animal setting?
Have you achieved a high school diploma or equivalent?
Are you certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level or higher?