Research Technician (Ahmed Lab)

Job Description

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Genetics-423501
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 03/14/2023
Application Deadline 03/21/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Technician - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN06
Working Title Research Technician (Ahmed Lab)
Position Number 20053995
Vacancy ID P017075
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 2 years
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Mon – Fri; 8am – 5pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $33,000 - $42,000
Pay Band Information
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Position Summary 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 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 primary purpose of this Research Technician position is to study the regulation of aging and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance by single-stranded telomere binding proteins in the nematode C. elegans. The Research Technician will perform genetic modification of C. elegans, genetic crosses, longevity assays and microscopy. The Research Technician will supervise undergraduates who assist with research projects and will interact with other members of the Ahmed research group such as research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or technicians. The Research Technician will place orders for the lab and help to process laboratory paperwork. 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Research study experience in genetics or related field.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* A Bachelor’s Degree in science is required
* Experience writing scientific papers 
* Experience supervising others in the context of a scientific research project 
* Experience with CRISPR modification of the C. elegans genome
* Experience with high resolution microscopy of live animals expressing epitope-tagged proteins
* Experience with analysis of non-coding RNAs, genetics, epigenetics, high resolution fluorescence microscopy, and Cas9-mediated genome modification
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
The Research Technician needs to be capable of conducting long-term wet lab experiments, needs to be curious about how biology works, needs to enjoy learning and reading literature that might be relevant to their project, needs to be patient, meticulous, and thorough.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements Laboratory
Special Instructions
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/252202

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
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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