Research Technician - Voruganti Lab

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

January 30, 2022


Posting Information Department Nutrition Research Institute - 633300

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 01/11/2022 Application Deadline 01/30/2022 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Research Technician - Voruganti Lab Position Number 20000098 Vacancy ID S018897 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

To be determined by supervisor and selected candidate

Position Location Hiring Range $16.00 per hour Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

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 aging.

Our Mission is to lead precision nutrition research through understanding how genetics and environment affect an individual's requirements for and responses to nutrients.

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 individualized nutrition.

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.

Position Summary

Temporary Research Technician needed to help with laboratory and recruitment work, including but not limited to recruitment of participants for research studies, DNA extractions, and SNP genotyping.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC, approximately 2 hours from UNC's main campus.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Basic laboratory experience.
  • Professional interpersonal skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or other relevant field.
  • Special Physical/Mental Requirements 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.

    Optional and Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Research Technician position?
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  • This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte). Are you able to work in Kannapolis?
  • Yes
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