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

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Department Description

The mission of the UNC Kidney Center (UNCKC) and the UNC Division of Nephrology & Hypertension is to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease through discovery about the pathophysiology and therapeutics of kidney disease and through the development and assessment of educational programs about kidney disease for North Carolinians and their primary care physicians. The goals and objectives of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension within the Department of Medicine are threefold: patient care, research, and education. The division is composed of individuals interested in kidney function in health and disease. The patient care activities include outpatient nephrology clinics, inpatient nephrology consultation, as well as, care of patients on the inpatient nephrology service, and care of chronic dialysis patients at several outpatient dialysis centers. The research activities of the division include clinical, basic and translational studies. Educational activities include teaching of medical students, post-graduate trainees, such as medical residents, and advanced postgraduate trainees in clinical and research fellowships. The diversity and complexity of objectives of the division require expertise in multiple disciplines.

Position Description

The Kidney Center research team has worked with specialists in the field of immunology to determine the immunologic underpinnings and etiology of several autoimmune kidney diseases. A specific goal of this research is to identify and characterize the regulation of autoantigen genes and the cells responsible for production of autoantigens. The primary purpose of this position will assist in achieving that goal by maintaining and extending our knowledge of autoantigen gene expression and fine-tune assays used in our ongoing studies of our patient cohort.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior laboratory experience working with auto-antigens/auto-antibodies involved in auto-immune diseases, with cell culture, and with human PBMCs, is highly desirable.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Position/Schedule Requirements Carcinogen handlers (Labworkers), Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory

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

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Position Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?: No

Position Title: Research Technician - Journey

Working Title: Research Technician

Position Number: 20022442

Vacancy ID: P007216

Budgeted Hiring Range: $31,492 - $44,832

Salary Grade Equivalent: 60

Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited: Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week: 40

Department Name and Number: Med-Nephrology-411470

Date First Posted: 06/19/2017

Closing Date: 06/26/2017

Position Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category: Research Professionals

Stimulus/ARRA Funded: No