Research Technician

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

June 30, 2022


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Posting Information

Department Genetics - 423501

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 06/17/2022 Application Deadline 06/30/2022 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Research Technician Position Number 20044774 Vacancy ID S019944 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm (35-40 hrs/wk)

Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $19.00 - $25.00 Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The mission of the Genetics department is to provide basic and applied genetic/genomic research, education, and training at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, the social sciences, public health and medicine in order to have a profound effect on how medicine will be practiced in the future. Our graduate programs train students to be creative, sophisticated research scientists prepared to pursue careers focused on genetics and genomics working in academic science, government, or commercial positions. Students conduct their dissertation research using diverse experimental approaches – from classical genetics to the most modern molecular methods – to address a broad range of contemporary problems in biomedical science. The Department also includes a clinical arm focused on medical genetics, which covers the broad spectrum of clinical genetic research from disease prevention to diagnosis and treatment. This specialty includes evaluation, mutation discovery, counseling and risk assessment through analysis and genetic testing. Locating the clinical group alongside basic scientists facilitates integration of cutting-edge genetic research with patient care.

Position Summary

The Kelada Lab in the UNC Department of Genetics is seeking a Research Technician to carry out experiments that shed light on genetic and environmental risk factors for common respiratory diseases like asthma and COPD. The job will involve conducting experiments with in vivo (mouse) and/or in vitro (cell culture) models to identify genes that influence exposure-induced disease. There will also be an opportunity to learn and conduct statistical analysis of data generated. This is an ideal job for an applicant taking time between undergraduate and graduate/professional school and will provide ample opportunities to learn research skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience within Genetics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related topic.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Preferred education: undergraduate degree (BA or BS) in Genetics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related topic.

Preferred skills: Prior research experience in a biomedical research lab is desired but not required. Experience with techniques such as cell culture, PCR, qPCR, and ELISAs is desirable but not required. Prior work with mouse models of disease is also highly desirable. Experience with statistical analysis of data is also desirable. Additional areas of interest include a demonstrated ability to think critically and to learn deeply about a subject.

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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