Research Technician

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

January 18, 2022

Description

Posting Information Department ASOD Discovery Innovat & Res - 437500

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 01/14/2022 Application Deadline 01/18/2022 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Research Technician Position Number 20001029 & 20000286 Vacancy ID S018914 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8-5pm

Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $20-$25 Proposed Start Date 01/24/2022 Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC Adams School of Dentistry Office of Discovery, Innovation and Research is to provide the infrastructure, support and resources for the Adams School of Dentistry to become the global model for research, discovery, and innovation within the oral and craniofacial basic, applied, and clinical sciences, including the areas of oral health services, policy, and education.

Position Summary

The Research Technician will be responsible for conducting various laboratory experiments under the supervision of a Research Specialist with an emphasis on host-pathogen interactions. The researcher's primary responsibility will be to carry out the goals of research project associated with SARS-COV2 infection. These goals will necessitate that the selected candidate perform bacterial growth, murine infection and several immunological assays including but not limited to multiplex ELISA, real-time PCR, western blot and flow cytometry. The selected candidate will also collect and record data as specified in developed protocols as well as assess accuracy, validity, and integrity of data. The research technician will also assist other Wallet laboratory personnel, graduate students, and DMD volunteer researches as needed. In addition, the research technician will contribute to the organization of the laboratory by helping keep accurate inventory, restocking laboratory supplies and assisting with maintenance of lab equipment. The selected candidate will be expected to have the technical knowledge to be trained to perform the duties, the ability to follow instructions through a standard work process, the ability to perform routine and repetitious tasks, and the ability to observe, monitor, collect, and record data.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The ability to learn how to conduct various laboratory experiments with an emphasis on host-pathogen interactions including bacterial growth, murine infections and several immunological assays including but not limited to multiplex ELISA, real-time PCR, western blot and flow cytometry.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The ability to assisting with the organization of the laboratory by helping keep accurate inventory, restocking laboratory supplies and assisting with maintenance of lab equipment. Participant sample handling in a BSL2 and BLS2+ environment.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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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