Research Technician

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

November 29, 2021


Posting Information Department Med Ad-Research - 420107

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 11/22/2021 Application Deadline 11/29/2021 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Research Technician Position Number 20004050 Vacancy ID S018721 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $16-$18 per hour Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a part-time Research Assistant to assist culturing stem cells and cancer cell lines. The Research Assistant must be able to read and understand the scientific literature and execute experiments as outlined in the protocols. High level of responsibility, and independence are required for this position.

Duties include: 1.Culturing stem cells and cancer cell-lines. 2.Perform cell manipulation procedures such as cell enrichment, cell passage, cryopreservation and cell product thaw/wash. 3.Performs calculations including for reagents dilutions and cell concentrations. 4.Responsible for aseptic handling of cell products. 5. Adhere to institutional and regulatory guidelines when handling, recording, and collecting data and samples. 6.Good reading and comprehension skills are a necessity in understanding scientific articles and journals related to experiments being conducted.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The candidate for the Research Assistant must master the aseptic technique for tissue culture purposes, and must be extremely organized and detail oriented, capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously and maintain detailed notes on each experiment.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Prior experience with stem cell culture is preferred.

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.

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