UNC Department of Public Safety Research Technician in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Description of Work

The purpose of this position is to assist other personnel in performing experiments, to propagate and genotype mouse colonies, and to assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. This work requires a very broad range of expertise and technical skill, including growing virus in cultured cells, injecting the virus into mice, and quantifying the subsequent immune response within the mice. The lab studies how interferons, cytokines, and other accessory molecules regulate T cell-mediated defense against infection. The goal of the research is to identify pathways involved in forming protective memory T cells and then applying that information to improve vaccine-induced immunity. We infect wildtype mice or mice that are genetically deficient in certain genes and then analyze whether or not the mice resolve the infection.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Work requires some exertion such as standing for long periods of time, considerable walking, frequent bending kneeling, reaching, and stooping. The employee will need to take and pass several Environment, Health & Safety classes concerning BSL2 safety and successfully train in several mouse handling techniques .

Special Instructions

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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Position Type: Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title: Research Technician

Department Name: Genetics - 423501

Vacancy ID: S012675

Position Posting Category: Research Professionals

Hiring Range: $13-$16

Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time Temporary

If part-time, how many hours per week?: 30-40

Estimated Duration of Appointment: 6 months or less

Posting Close Date: 05/21/2018

Stimulus/ARRA Funded: No