Research Specialist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

September 28, 2021

Description

Posting Details 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? Work Schedule

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. degrees.

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 institutions.

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 sequencing.

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 Special Instructions

This is a Communicable Disease Mandatory Employee position.

Temporary Employment Policies

Temporary Employment Policies

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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.

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Supplemental Questions

    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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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?
  • Yes
  • No
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