The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.

Position Summary:
Laboratory team members perform research on precision nutrition utilizing animal models, with the goal of understanding how genes and diet interact to affect human health and disease. The responsibilities of the Research Technician include but are not limited to: standard molecular biology methods (PCR, western blot, plasmid isolation), cell culture (sterile technique, feeding and splitting), and mouse handling. This position will contribute to husbandry of our zebrafish facility including daily feeding, health checks, water chemistry, and room maintenance.

Minimum Education and Experience: Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory
  • Ability to work with rodents and zebrafish
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in record keeping
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work onsite during holidays, weekends, and severe weather events, as this position performs essential duties daily

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PCR, immunochemistry, western blots, and/or cell culture
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific field
  • Previous experience working with rodents

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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.