This Research Technician position is necessary to provide essential support for the ongoing experimental processes in a fast-paced HIV laboratory. Work requires knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques, and terminology. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: conducting experiments, collecting data, and data analysis. Our lab focuses on HIV latency and performs a mix of basic science and clinical research.
Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
The employee must be reliable, honest and trustworthy; have the ability to work flexible hours as a team player; be highly organized, attentive and communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in written form. The person must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision; have knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, techniques, and terminology; and be able to learn/use multiple computer software platforms. The employee must be able to analyze digitally and manually and clearly communicate those results. The employee should possess mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of laboratory experience preferred.
Experience working with HIV and other sexually transmitted pathogens and knowledge of standard laboratory practices for work under BSL-2 conditions is preferred. Prior knowledge of isolation and culture of primary cells and sample preparation experience for flow cytometry is helpful. Prefer candidates with nucleic acid isolation experience and extensive experience in PCR assay set up and analysis.
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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