Research Scientist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

July 29, 2021

Description

Posting Information Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)

Department Thurston Arthritis Res Center-429201 Working Title Research Scientist Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research Position Posting Category Research Professionals Salary Range 55,100-82,600 Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent Hours per Week 40 Vacancy ID NF0005066 Position ID 20004436 Posting Open Date 07/16/2021 Application Deadline 07/29/2021 Open Until Filled No Proposed Start Date 08/16/2021 Position Summary

The Research Scientist is to perform research in an interdisciplinary lab interested in genetic and epigenetic regulation of transcription during cellular activation. The uses human cell culture, high-throughput DNA sequencing, CRISPR-Cas9, and bioinformatics to study the transcriptional control in macrophages, microglia, and chondrocytes. One of the long term goals is to use this data to understand the genetic basis of human diseases including Alzheimer's' disease and osteoarthritis. The ideal candidate will work in close collaboration with the PI and current lab members to maintain and differentiate iPS cells, edit cell lines with CRISPR-Cas9, and perform some lab management duties. The work will involve many activities and techniques including human tissue culture, cellular transfection and transduction, nucleic acid extraction, gel electrophoresis, qPCR, and the preparation of libraries for genomic sequencing.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate should have at least 3 years of experience with human tissue culture, CRISPR-based genome editing, nucleic acid extraction, and qPCR. They should also have experience with data collection, data management, and data analysis. Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and capacity for working independently and engaging in innovative problem-solving.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Name and Title Rhiannon Wagoner, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email rhiannonwagoner@med.unc.edu 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 Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
  • None of the above
  • Describe your previous research experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have at least 3 years of experience with human tissue culture, CRISPR-based genome editing, nucleic acid extraction, and qPCR?
  • Yes
  • No
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