Research Technician

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

June 14, 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 20037820 Vacancy ID P012758 Budgeted Hiring Range $31,830 - $39,788 Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent GN06 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 3 years Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 7:30am- 7pm (Hours vary based on project needs)

Department Name and Number Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801 Date First Posted 05/12/2021 Closing Date 06/14/2021 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description

The Division of Infectious Diseases develops ongoing clinical, educational, and research programs directed toward the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Working in nine countries, throughout the state, and across campus, the Division's goals include:

• Coordinating basic and applied research in infectious diseases and fostering collaboration among other investigators and researchers. • Coordinating outreach activities with UNC-CH School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and other Departments/Centers, as well as appropriate State of North Carolina agencies. • Improving clinical care in infectious diseases, including activities related to the management of HIV and other infectious diseases; activities related to emerging pathogens, international health, and clinical outreach. • Infectious disease prevention activities, including a focus on vaccine development and vaccination practices.

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.

Position Description



This position is necessary to provide essential support for the ongoing experimental processes in the laboratory. Work requires knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques, and terminology. This position requires journey-level research operations support, data collection, and data analysis. This position will provide support by performing animal handling techniques: mouse handling and restraint, mouse breeding, mouse survival surgeries, experimental procedures on mice, and mouse necropsies including the processing of samples for downstream analyses such as flow cytometry, PCR, and histological analysis. This position will also perform histological techniques including but not limited to cutting and mounting tissue sections, H/E staining, IHC, IF, and RNAscope. This position will also image and analyze tissue sections. This position will perform cell-culture based assays. This position will also perform data analysis and data entry. Additional duties include general laboratory care (autoclaving, dishwashing, stocking, and inventory laboratory supplies), preparing common laboratory solutions and media.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Relevant and recent animal laboratory work experience required. Must be skilled in mouse research techniques including breeding and colony maintenance, handling and restraint, injections (IP, IV, SC, etc), biological fluid/tissue collection, and necropsy. Must be familiar with institutional guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.

Must possess mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies. Must have the ability to perform many varied tasks and challenging techniques.

Must be able to analyze data digitally and manually while able to clearly communicate information both verbally and in written form. Must be proficient or able to learn multiple computer software platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

Strongly prefer experience performing histological stains and imaging samples by microscopy.

Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences or related field.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Laboratory, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link https: //

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • List of References
  • Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Research Technician position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you skilled in various mouse research techniques? If so, please explain in detail which techniques you have experience with.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have any direct experience with histological techniques?
  • Yes
  • No