Department Microbiology and Immunology-422501
Career Area Research Professionals
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 09/28/2021
Application Deadline 10/26/2021
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Specialist - Contributing
Salary Grade Equivalent GN08
Working Title Research Specialist - DeParis Lab
Position Number 00062039
Vacancy ID P013603
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 1-3 years
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Hiring Range $43,337 - $54,000
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is one of the largest basic
science departments in the School of Medicine. The department has multiple
missions: teaching, research and service to the State. The department trains
PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to become future scientists,
researchers and faculty. We teach undergraduate courses that train medical
students, dental, pharmacology, and nursing students in the basics of
immunology and microbiology/bacteriology. The students go on to become
physicians, dentist, pharmacists and nurses. All faculty integral to our
teaching program are full members of the department. Joint faculty, especially
from clinical departments, augment these efforts. Our research mission is what
makes us a unique organization. Our ability to ask and answer questions of
biological and clinical relevance is extraordinary. This is enhanced by our
clinical faculty located in the hospital and the collection of joint faculty
who are medical doctors. The research interests of the department also
overlaps significantly with other programs on campus, and many of our faculty
are affiliated with these programs. We have important and close interactions
with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Curriculum in Genetics,
Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Thurston Bowles Arthritis
Center and the Neuroscience Center. The service mission to the state is
carried out in a variety of ways and that includes principally the supervision
of the clinical microbiology and immunology labs. Unusual among medical school
faculty who supervise clinical bacteriology, virology, mycology and
immunology, all have primary academic appoints in the department.
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION WITH AN ESTIMATED DURATION OF 1-3 YEARS.
The De Paris lab conducts basic and translational research in the areas of
pathogen-host interactions, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and
immunology. The primary research focus in Dr. De Paris' lab is on the
immunology of infectious diseases in infants. The majority of the work is
centered on HIV, with studies being performed both in the nonhuman primate
model of HIV and with human samples. This position will be managing the lab,
collecting and analyzing data, processing samples, and performing
immunological and molecular assays. Therefore, while
the subject position will continue to function as lab manager, the applicant
will, in addition, independently perform complex experiments in the area of
HIV pathogenesis and vaccine testing. The duties and responsibilities include
lab management, sample processing, immunological and molecular assays (incl.
flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry), and data analysis.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or
equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be
received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Meticulous work habits, strong lab organization and safety oversight; good
understanding of basic scientific principles and assay procedures; basic
knowledge of HIV pathogenesis and immunology and continued knowledge update;
capability to oversee lab organization and safety protocols;
competent in the performance and understanding of assay protocols and
principles; capable of data analysis and preparation for publication; ability
to train staff in procedures.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences and a minimum of 3 years lab
experience. Good oral and writing communication skills.
Excellent record keeping
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work, Evening work occasionally,
Night work, Night work occasionally, Weekend work, Weekend work occasionally
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
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Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
How many years of experience do you have working in a lab?
(Open Ended Question)
Indicate the laboratory processes you have experience performing (select all that apply):
Dose range experiments
Time course experiments
Thin layer chromatography
High-performance liquid chromatography
Oxidative burst assays
Leukocyte differentials by microscopy on induced sputum samples
Do you have knowledge of appropriate biosafety level protocols?
Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Research Specialist position.
Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment.
Associate's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and 2 years related experience.
Combination of related post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of experience in a closely related field. (ex: 1 year towards a related degree and 3 years of related experience).
High School diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience
Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal at least 8 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 5 years of experience).
None of the above