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Career Opportunities with UNC Core Facilities

Open positions will be  posted here as ORT is notified of a position opening.  Core directors or managers should e-mail corefacilities@med.unc.edu to have their position posted.  Positions will expire after 30 days, if you need a position re-listed please contact us again to request to re-list.  If your position fills prior to 30 days we appreciate prompt notification to keep this list current.

 

Open Positions

May 2022

Position Summary: Seeking a Research Technician to support the UNC Marsico Lung Institute Cystic Fibrosis Tissue Procurement and Cell Culture Core. This position has the possibility to become a permanent SHRA position. Duties include dissecting human lung tissue, isolating various cell types from these tissues, counting cells, distributing cells/tissues to end users, and maintaining primary cell cultures.  Supporting staff to make custom media and basic reagents. Other duties will include supporting our Recharge Service Center with COVID-19 research studies as well as other lung disease research to both internal and external clients. Applicant should be proficient in performing computer data entry and have data base organization skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are essential. Applicant must have the ability to follow detailed protocols precisely and have general knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology. Must have the ability to operate and care for lab equipment such as the incubators, biological cabinets, autoclaves, freezers, stir plate, pH meters, weigh scales, microscopes, and centrifuges. Ability to understand and carryout oral and written instructions. Ability to work independently, take the initiative and multitask. Other responsibilities include supporting staff with additional workload which can entail sterile tissue culture duties, preparing basic reagents and solutions, and restocking the lab on a daily basis. Duration: Minimum of 1 year, 30-40 hrs per week.

 

Required Qualifications: Applicant should be proficient in performing computer data entry and have data base organization skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are essential. Applicant must have the ability to follow detailed protocols precisely and have general knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology. Must have the ability to operate and care for lab equipment such as the incubators, biological cabinets, autoclaves, freezers, stir plate, pH meters, weigh scales, microscopes, and centrifuges. Ability to understand and carryout oral and written instructions. Ability to work independently, take the initiative and multitask.   Must be able to prioritize, manage tasks, and handle a variety of demands and have excellent organizational skills, keen attentions to details and self-review of work for accuracy and completeness.

 

Preferred Qualifications: BA/BS Biological Science degree and/or one year of related experience.

To apply visit: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/222543

Objective: The objective of this position is to serve as a Research Technician under the direction of Director of the Systems Genetics Core Facility, Department of Genetics. This technician will be responsible for breeding and monitoring of Collaborative Cross mice. Filling orders and arranging shipping of this valuable mouse resource. This is a service-oriented position, so interaction with customers in a polite and efficient manner is essential. Responsibilities include both animal breeding and accurate record keeping for this project and assuring its accuracy and integrity. Opportunities for dissections, DNA extraction and quantification, and PCR may be available as needed.

 

Required Qualifications: Knowledge of mouse husbandry and mouse anatomy. Ability to use relevant databases and informatics tools to ensure the timely completion of breeding. Experience in managing research mouse colonies. Ability to work in a group setting.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of mouse husbandry/colony management experience, experience with general molecular biology laboratory skills, graduation from a two year college or university (non-science major qualifies). Two to six months of on-the-job training would be required to perform all of the duties and responsibilities of the position if the candidate is not already proficient for the skills listed. Experience handling wild mice or Collaborative Cross mice is preferred. Preferred in-lab technical experience should include: animal handling, animal dissections, PCR, genotyping.

To apply visit: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/230475

Objective: The objective of this position is to serve as a Research Technician under the direction of Director of the Systems Genetics Core Facility, Department of Genetics. This technician will be responsible for breeding and monitoring of Collaborative Cross mice. Filling orders and arranging shipping of this valuable mouse resource. This is a service-oriented position, so interaction with customers in a polite and efficient manner is essential. This technician will be responsible for breeding and monitoring of Collaborative Cross mice and special crosses, filling orders and arranging shipping of this valuable mouse resource. This is a service-oriented position, so interaction with customers in a polite and efficient manner is essential. Responsibilities include mainly animal breeding and accurate record keeping for this project to assure its integrity. Opportunities for dissections, DNA extraction and quantitation, PCR may be available as needed.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of mouse husbandry, mouse anatomy, and genotyping. Ability to use relevant databases and informatics tools to ensure the timely completion of breeding. Ability to work with live animals is essential. Ability to determine and make suggestions for optimal breeding and management of colony space.Bachelor’s degree in science related field

To apply visit: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/229261

Objective: The objective of this position is to serve as a Lab Manager under the direction of Director of the Animal Phenotyping Core in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center. This will include working with both on campus and off campus users. The position will train other users of the Animal Phenotyping Core. Will conduct both maintenance and experiments with calorimetry system, echo MRI analyzers, voluntary running wheels, and experimental treadmills. The position will manage animal husbandry, record keeping on body weights, and inventory for multiple mouse lines and supervise other lab personnel.

 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Must be willing to work in Animal Facilities for several hours at a time.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of mouse husbandry/colony management experience, experience with general molecular biology laboratory skills, graduation from a two year college or university (non-science major qualifies). Two to six months of on-the-job training would be required to perform all of the duties and responsibilities of the position if the candidate is not already proficient for the skills listed. Experience handling wild mice or Collaborative Cross mice is preferred. Preferred in-lab technical experience should include: animal handling, animal dissections, PCR, genotyping.

To apply visit: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/229151

 

 


 

 

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