Department Nutrition Research Institute-633300
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 04/22/2022
Application Deadline 05/16/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN06
Working Title Research Technician - Smith Lab
Position Number 20044822
Vacancy ID P014995
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 3 years
Hours per week 40
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Evenings and weekends occasionally
NOTE: This is an essential position that requires some onsite work during
adverse weather conditions and holidays. Please note that while occasional
remote work opportunities may arise, this position is 100% onsite in the
laboratory due to the nature of the work.
Work Location Kannapolis, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $33,000 - $40,000
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Position Summary Information
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Learning how people can eat uniquely!
The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is an internationally recognized
center conducting innovative basic and translational science to establish how
individual differences in nutrient requirements and responses to diet affect
our nutritional needs. Our research contributes to the prevention and
mitigation of chronic disease across the lifespan from periconception through
Our Mission is to lead precision nutrition research through understanding how
genetics and environment affect an individual's requirements for and responses
NRI principal investigators hold faculty appointments in the departments of
Nutrition and Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. Their research interrogates
nutrient roles in disease prevention, disease risk factors, and the impact of
gene-environment and gene-nutrient interactions.
The NRI promotes excellence in nutrition knowledge, teaching, and research. We
seek and encourage a diversity of experiences and ideas and provide the tools
and flexibility for all employees to achieve success and excellence within
their chosen occupations and aspirations.
We are committed to open dialogue, careful listening, becoming educated about
the systems that hinder or prevent success, and taking action to ensure that
all are equally acknowledged for their contributions and equally reap the
benefits of being part of our community.
Our Vision is to use scientific discovery to ensure optimal health through
Everyone who works at the NRI supports this hopeful vision. Working at the NRI
means doing good for the world. Join us!
The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.
Laboratory team members perform research on precision nutrition utilizing
animal models, with the goal of understanding how genes and diet interact to
affect human health and disease. The responsibilities of the Research
Technician include but are not limited to: standard molecular biology methods
(PCR, western blot, plasmid isolation), cell culture (sterile technique,
feeding and splitting), and mouse handling. This position will contribute to
husbandry of our zebrafish facility including daily feeding, health checks,
water chemistry, and room maintenance.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Selected candidate must demonstrate the following:
Previous experience working in a laboratory
Ability to work with rodents and zebrafish
Strong attention to detail and accuracy in record keeping
Strong communication skills
Ability to work onsite during holidays, weekends, and severe weather
events, as this position performs essential duties daily
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience with PCR, immunochemistry, western blots, and/or cell culture
Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field
Previous experience working with rodents
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Position/Schedule Requirements Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Evening work
occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous
Materials, Laboratory, Non-Healthcare TB exposure, Overtime occasionally,
Weekend work occasionally
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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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Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Research Technician position?
This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte). Are you able to work in Kannapolis?
Are you able to work on site during weekends, holidays, and adverse weather conditions as needed?