Research Technician-De Paris lab
- University of North Carolina
- Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Category: Admin-Laboratory and Research
- Posting Date: 10/21/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Department||Microbiology and Immunology-422501|
|Career Area||Research Professionals|
|Is this an internal only recruitment?||No|
|Posting Open Date||10/20/2021|
|Position Type||Permanent Staff (SHRA)|
|Position Title||Research Technician - Journey|
|Salary Grade Equivalent||GN06|
|Working Title||Research Technician-De Paris lab|
|Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited||Full-Time Time-Limited|
|If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment||1-3 years|
|Hours per week||40|
|Work Location||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Position Location||North Carolina, US|
|Pay Band Information||
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|Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit||
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is one of the largest basic science departments in the School of Medicine. There are three intertwined missions of the department: teaching, research, and service to the State. The department educates and trains graduate, professional, and pre-professional students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the aspects of microbiology and immunology appropriate for their careers. The department teaches undergraduate courses that train medical students, dental, pharmacology, and nursing students in the basics of immunology and microbiology/bacteriology. The students go on to become physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and nurses. All faculty integral to the teaching program are full members of the department. The research mission of the department is to conduct research that significantly advances the science of microbiology and immunology, with an emphasis on topics that can contribute to improving human health. The research interests of the department are diverse spanning viral and bacterial infectious diseases and host immune responses and development. Research underway in the department addresses questions that are biologically and clinically significant. The research mission is enhanced by clinical faculty located in the hospital and the collection of joint faculty who are medical doctors. The research program also overlaps significantly with other programs on campus, and many of our faculty are affiliated with these programs. We have important and close interactions with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Curriculum in Genetics, the Thurston Arthritis Center, and the Neuroscience Center. The service mission to the state is carried out in a variety of ways and that includes the supervision of the clinical microbiology and immunology labs. Unusual among medical school faculty who supervise clinical bacteriology, virology, mycology, and immunology, all have primary academic appointments in the department. In training future generations of research scientists and conducting high quality research in the areas of Microbiology and Immunology the teaching and research missions of the department also serve the citizens of North Carolina.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide organizational and technical support to the PI and lab personnel. Responsibilities will include keeping track of reagents and sample inventories, as we well as ordering lab supplies.
Additional duties include daily lab maintenance.
She/he will be involved in the processing of human and nonhuman primate samples. The successful candidate will also be trained in molecular techniques and certain immune assays to assist the PI, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in their specific research projects.
|Minimum Education and Experience Requirements||
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
|Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience||
Must have experience working in a biological sciences lab. Experience with human and nonhuman primate sample processing, excellent communication skills and must be organized and able to follow the lab protocol.
|Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience||
Prefer undergraduate degree in biological sciences.
|Special Physical/Mental Requirements|
|Campus Security Authority Responsibilities||
|Position/Schedule Requirements||Evening work occasionally, Laboratory, Night work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally|
|Office of Human Resources Contact Information||
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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.