Research Technician

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

July 6, 2021


Posting Information Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment? No Position Title Research Technician - Journey Working Title Research Technician Position Number 20038571 Vacancy ID P012874 Budgeted Hiring Range $35,809 - $41,777 Pay Band Information Salary Grade Equivalent GN06 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Department Name and Number Pathology Lab Med - Research-413804 Date First Posted 06/07/2021 Closing Date 07/06/2021 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description

The Flick Lab is housed within the UNC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Research in the Flick Lab focuses on cellular, biochemical, and biophysical mechanisms that contribute to normal and abnormal blood coagulation and diseases involving blood and vascular proteins and cells.

The three coequal missions of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are to: 1) provide exceptional, comprehensive, clinically effective and cost effective pathology and laboratory medicine services to UNC HealthCare patients; 2) teach clinical and scientific concepts of pathology and laboratory medicine, and mechanisms of disease to a wide variety of learners, including medical students, postdoctoral residents, MD fellows, PhD graduate students, and undergraduate students; and 3) advance the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine, and the knowledge of diseases and disease mechanisms through innovative research spanning the spectrum from basic to translational to clinical.

The Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine performs anatomic and clinical diagnostic tests on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, and performs autopsies, when requested by clinicians. The Department has a MD Residency Training Program in the Office of Graduate Medical Education. In the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department is responsible for the teaching of undergraduate level courses. In the Graduate School, the department has a graduate program in experimental pathology which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

This department is devoted to research in many diverse areas of expertise. Many of the research initiatives are nationally and internationally known, and the Chair is dedicated to further expansion of the breadth of the research endeavors. Most research is wholly managed and funded by contracts and grants within the Department.

Equal Opportunity Employer Position Description


The Research Technician will perform mouse husbandry, genotyping, and other tasks necessary to maintain a large and complex mouse colony. This will include detailed record-keeping, interactions with laboratory members in experiment planning, and regular presentations to laboratory members on colony status. The Research Technician will perform scientific experiments and analyses as requested and supervised by the PIs and Research Specialists. These may include but are not limited to experiments to examine blood clot formation and quality, histology, microscopy, cell culture, media and reagent preparation, and immunoassays. The Technician will be expected to present data to the PIs and Research Specialists and execute next experimental steps upon consultation and review. The Research Technician will also perform activities needed to support general lab functioning and maintenance; these include but are not limited to autoclaving, EHS requirements, placing orders, organizing paperwork, and maintaining regulatory documents, and orienting student members on general laboratory organization and functioning.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Scientific skills: Basic knowledge and experience of mouse handling, PCR, performing calculations needed to carry out experiments, handling paperwork related to laboratory management, laboratory notebook maintenance.

Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint.

Professional skills: Strong organizational skills, attention to details, ability to work independently, follow complex instructions, work well in team dynamic, maintain accurate records, meet deadlines

Because this position will serve in mouse colony maintenance, it is a Severe Weather Essential and Communicable Disease Mandatory Employee position, and the employee must be willing to perform experiments on small lab animals and understand the potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: High school diploma, proficiency in college-level coursework in chemistry, biology, and related disciplines.

Scientific skills: Advanced knowledge and experience in mouse handling and husbandry, PCR, gel electrophoresis, autoclaving, handling samples containing bloodborne pathogens, managing laboratory inventories (freezer logs, chemical inventories, etc). Experienced in data analysis using GraphPad Prism.

Professional skills: Prior experience conducting basic research in a biochemical laboratory setting.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Laboratory, Overtime occasionally Position Attributes Severe Weather Essential and Communicable Disease Mandatory Employee Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link https: //

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Research Technician position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will you be able to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the University to close?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have small laboratory animal handling experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience with PCR?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you willing to work with mice on institution-approved protocols, including surgery, behavior, and colony management?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please indicate which software in the Microsoft Office suite you have had experience with, and describe your level of proficiency.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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