Research Specialist - Respiratory TRACTS Core

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$20.00 - $22.00
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Department Marsico Lung Inst - CF Center - 426401

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 01/18/2023 Application Deadline 02/13/2023 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Research Specialist - Respiratory TRACTS Core Position Number 20051564 Vacancy ID S020813 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 Work Schedule Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $20.00 - $22.00/ hour Proposed Start Date 02/01/2023 Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The Research Specialist will be primarily responsible for the technical support in the Respiratory TRACTS Core affiliated with Marsico Lung Institute. Born from a collaboration between the Adams Schools of Dentistry and the School of Medicine, the focus of this core is on kickstarting translational research projects, aiding investigators in 1) generating data using a wide range of unbiased and targeted approaches and state-of-the-art technologies 2) collection, processing, and storage of biological samples along with dedicated technical personnel for assay performance and 3) study design, methodologic and data analysis consulting. The primary responsibilities for this position include phlebotomy, human sample collection, specimen receiving and/or retrieving, sorting, aliquoting, centrifugation, batching, database entry, shipping, and specimen storage. In addition, this position will be expected to perform several immunological and molecular biology assays when available, including real-time PCR, ELISA, and sample extractions. This position will report to the Associate Director of the Respiratory TRACTS Core.

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

Working knowledge of collecting and handling of human samples, molecular biology, and aseptic technique.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience with molecular biology, ELISA, PCR, sample extraction (DNA/RNA/protein), and/or LDMS specimen storage database. Willingness to become trained in phlebotomy. At least one year of experience in a basic science laboratory.

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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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