Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Vacancy ID: P009793
Salary Range: 31,200 - 39,788
The objective of this position is to serve as a Research Technician under the direction of the SGCF Core Director in the 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 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.
Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
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 absolutely essential. Ability to determine and make suggestions for optimal breeding and management of colony space.
Preferred: Experience in managing research mouse colonies.
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). Ability to work in a group setting.
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.
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: 157635
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