Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Research Specialist
Department Name Pathology Lab Med - Clinical - 413802
Vacancy ID S018345
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range $39,000 - $55,000
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, how many hours per week?
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months
Posting Open Date 08/26/2021
Posting Close Date 09/28/2021
Description of Work
The Research Specialist will participate in infectious disease clinical and
epidemiologic testing and test development in the UNC Clinical Molecular
Microbiology Laboratory. Primary responsibilities will include sequencing
SARS-CoV-2 positive samples, data analysis and submission to public databases
and the public health authorities.
The three coequal missions of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Medicine are to: 1) provide exceptional, comprehensive, clinically effective
and cost effective pathology and laboratory medicine services to UNC
HealthCare patients; 2) teach clinical and scientific concepts of pathology
and laboratory medicine, and mechanisms of disease to a wide variety of
learners, including medical students, postdoctoral residents, MD fellows, PhD
graduate students, and undergraduate students; and 3) advance the practice of
pathology and laboratory medicine, and the knowledge of diseases and disease
mechanisms through innovative research spanning the spectrum from basic to
translational to clinical.
The Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine performs anatomic and clinical
diagnostic tests on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, and performs
autopsies, when requested by clinicians. The Department has a MD Residency
Training Program in the Office of Graduate Medical Education. In the College
of Arts and Sciences, the Department is responsible for the teaching of
undergraduate level courses. In the Graduate School, the department has a
graduate program in experimental pathology which offers both M.S. and Ph.D.
This department is devoted to research in many diverse areas of expertise.
Many of the research initiatives are nationally and internationally known, and
the Chair is dedicated to further expansion of the breadth of the research
endeavors. Most research is wholly managed and funded by contracts and grants
within the Department.
Education and Experience
Minimum Training Education and Experience : 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
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General laboratory and molecular
biology laboratory skills required (manipulation of clinical samples, sterile
technique, pipetting, PCR).
Preferred Education and Experience: Experience with next generation
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
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.
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
This is a Communicable Disease Mandatory Employee position.
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Optional and Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
List of References
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Please explain in detail your experience using molecular biology techniques.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have experience in next generation sequencing?
Are you able to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory University operations even when the University is closed?