Research Technician University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 412 reviews

Position Type
Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title
Research Technician

Department Name
Pharmacology – 424001

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Position Posting Category
Research Professionals

Hiring Range
$15.00 – $25.00

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Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

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Estimated Duration of Appointment
6 months not to exceed 11 months

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Description of Work

The Sondek lab is seeking a research technician to assist with computational structural biology calculations performed on protein molecules, with an emphasis on molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The scope of work will include but not be limited to running and monitoring MD simulations, managing data files, and analysis of results. The technician will develop and maintain scripts for analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing MD simulation data, as well as for streamlining and automating various aspects of data retrieval and processing. Data interpretation will include visualization and investigation of protein structures.

Education and Experience

A B.S. in physical sciences, computer science or related fields is preferred. Candidates with a basic knowledge of Unix systems, strong mathematics background, and demonstrated hands-on experience and proficiency with scientific coding in Python and MATLAB are especially encouraged to apply. Prior experience with clustering data would be beneficial. Prior experience with R or other statistical software would be beneficial but is not required.

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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.

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