Research Technician

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

September 21, 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 00062026 Vacancy ID P013035 Budgeted Hiring Range $35809 - $45144 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, 8am-5pm Hours may vary based on project needs

Department Name and Number Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801 Date First Posted 07/09/2021 Closing Date 09/21/2021 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description

The Institute of Global Health and Infectious and Division of Infectious Disease develop ongoing clinical, educational, and research programs directed toward the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The Institute and Division's goals include coordinating and conducting basic and applied research in infectious diseases and fostering collaboration among other investigators and researchers; 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 and infectious disease prevention activities, including a focus on vaccine development and vaccination practices.

The UNC HIV Cure Center is a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and ViiV Healthcare. The UNC HIV Cure Center is in the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine. This incredibly unique public-private partnership is redefining the traditional way of conducting research and is creating a new model to seek the breakthroughs needed to tackle this extraordinarily challenging global health issue of finding a cure for HIV. The UNC HIV Cure Center, directed by Dr. David Margolis, is focused on the discovery, development, and implementation of new treatments to allow durable treatment-free remission of HIV infection (cure).

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 of the ongoing experimental processes in a fast-paced HIV laboratory. Work requires knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques, and terminology. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to, conducting experiments, collecting data, and data analysis. Our lab focuses on HIV latency and performs a mix of basic science and clinical research.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

The employee must be reliable, honest, and trustworthy; have the ability to work flexible hours as a team player; be highly organized, attentive, and communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in written form. The person must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision; have knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, techniques, and terminology; and be able to learn/use multiple computer software platforms. The employee must be able to analyze digitally and manually and clearly communicate those results. The employee should possess mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and one year of laboratory experience preferred.

Experience working with HIV and other sexually transmitted pathogens and knowledge of standard laboratory practices for work under BSL-2 conditions is preferred. Prior knowledge of isolation and culture of primary cells and sample preparation experience for flow cytometry is helpful. Prefer candidates with nucleic acid isolation experience and extensive experience in PCR assay setup and analysis.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Laboratory 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
  • Do you possess flexibility, mobility, and strength to move and access research samples, reagents, and supplies?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have knowledge of BSL2 techniques?
  • yes
  • no