This Research Technician position is necessary to provide essential support of the ongoing experimental processes in the laboratory. Work requires knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques and terminology. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: general laboratory care (autoclaving, dish washing, stocking and inventory laboratory supplies), preparing common laboratory solutions and media, conducting experiments, data analysis, data entry, mouse handling and restraint, and performing experimental procedures on mice. This position will also provide research support by performing molecular biology techniques, including nucleic acid extraction from blood and tissue specimens and PCR analysis, processing samples for DNA sequencing and sequencing analysis, and molecular cloning.
Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Relevant and recent (within the last 6 months) animal laboratory work experience required.
Must be skilled in mouse research techniques including handling and restraint, IP injections, administering injectable anesthesia, necropsy, biological fluid/tissue collection and processing samples for IHC, flow cytometry and PCR.
Relevant cell culture, aseptic technique, and flow cytometry experience are required.
Must be skilled and have relevant and recent experience (with the last 6 months) in molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extraction from mammalian cells and biological fluids using Qiagen columns and proteinase K, preparation of samples for real-time PCR analysis.
Should be able to analyze data digitally and manually while able to clearly communicate information both verbally and in written form.
Should be proficient or able to learn multiple computer software platforms.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field is strongly preferred.
Prior experience working with other human pathogens is preferred.
Working knowledge of standard good laboratory practices for work under BSL-2 conditions is preferred.
Experience working with HIV and/or HIV positive samples.
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.
Internal Number: 161595
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