Research Specialist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

August 1, 2021

Description

Posting Information Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment? No Position Title Research Specialist - Contributing Working Title Research Specialist Position Number 20038879 Vacancy ID P013103 Budgeted Hiring Range $40,000-$45,000 Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent GN08 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 2 Years Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

M-F Normal Schedule

Department Name and Number Neuroscience Center-428601 Date First Posted 07/20/2021 Closing Date 08/01/2021 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description

The UNC Neuroscience Center is an inter-departmental research center on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Our mission is to promote various and extensive neuroscience research with a specific emphasis on developmental, cellular, and disease-related processes.

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

Position Description

Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, this position will be tasked with performing both lab managerial and advanced cellular and molecular biology experiments to support research projects investigating the genetic variants associated with psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Lab managerial duties include ordering, receiving, and documenting reagents, supplies, and equipment; ensuring that the lab complies with mandated safety protocols; disposal of chemical and biohazard waste; and maintaining equipment in good working condition. Cellular and molecular biology experiments include human neural cell culture and massively parallel reporter assays. This will require generating whole genome libraries for massively parallel sequencing; generating viral plasmids that can transduce human neural cells and mouse tissues; performing PCR and gel electrophoresis; primary neuronal cell culture and transduction; preparing buffers, solutions, and chemicals for lab experiments; data analysis and interpretation; maintaining database of experimental results; assisting with grant applications and publications; providing technical assistance in the lab, including assisting other members of the lab; and assisting with training of lab assistants and students.

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.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Previous experience in molecular cloning and cell culture is required.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be highly organized, have the ability to multi-task, communicate clearly, promote and participate in collaborative endeavors, take initiative, and be intellectually vested in lab's research goals. In addition, prefer candidates with a bachelor's degree in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics or neuroscience.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Carcinogen handlers (Labworkers), Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/195996

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
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have previous experience in molecular cloning and cell culture?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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
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