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
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
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.
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
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION WITH AN ESTIMATED DURATION OF 1-3 YEARS.
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.
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.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Evening work
occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Laboratory, Overtime
Position Attributes Severe Weather Essential and Communicable Disease
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Curriculum Vitae / Resume
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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?
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?
Do you have small laboratory animal handling experience?
Do you have experience with PCR?
Are you willing to work with mice on institution-approved protocols, including surgery, behavior, and colony management?
Please indicate which software in the Microsoft Office suite you have had experience with, and describe your level of proficiency.
(Open Ended Question)