Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Research Specialist - Journey
Working Title Research Specialist
Position Number 20039527
Vacancy ID P013532
Budgeted Hiring Range $45,000-$55,000
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN10
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Department Name and Number Comparative Medicine-621500
Date First Posted 09/17/2021
Closing Date 10/15/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Laboratory Management and Services
The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is responsible for the care of
all vertebrate animals on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(UNC-CH) campus. DCM is committed to programs of excellence in veterinary
care and laboratory animal management practices for all species used in UNC-CH
A staff of more than 170 professional, technical, and administrative personnel
provides quality animal care to a daily population of over 200,000 animals
located in 26 animal facilities on and off the UNC campus. Federal funding and
foundations sponsor over $900 million in research on the UNC campus conducted
by the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Pharmacy, as well as the
Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.
A major responsibility of the Division's veterinarians, veterinary
technicians, and laboratory technicians is the health care and humane use of
all animals. The Division's program is reviewed semi-annually by the
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and has been accredited by the
Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
International (AAALAC) since 1973. DCM and the University also meet U. S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Public Health Service standards and
regulations. As laboratory animal specialists they provide a comprehensive
program of veterinary care, offer technical advice and assistance, and provide
needed laboratory and research core services for teaching and research
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.
The goal of our translational research is to study the behavioral and
neurodevelopmental effects of pain. The Research Specialist will perform a
variety of research and animal care duties, specifically for Morika Williams'
lab. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: daily care of research
animals, facility management, colony management, performing all aspects of an
experiment, laboratory and project management, making deductions from data,
analyzing and preparing findings, and training new personnel. This Research
Specialist will also be for responsible for assisting in the development of,
planning of, and independently conducting research experiments, including
interpreting data and presenting research results. The position also involves
managing daily operations of the laboratory (ordering supplies, tracking
invoices, managing solutions), animal housing and care, and overseeing
equipment and supply needs. Emergency animal care duties are required during
adverse weather and/or other emergency situations.
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
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and data entry
Experience working with laboratory animals, including rats
Demonstrated organizational and experimental skills
Excellent organizational, time management, and customer service skills
Excellent demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail, and a strong work
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with coworkers and
Experience working with and developing chronic pain models
Previous molecular biology experience
Experience working with mammalian cells in culture
Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
(AALAS) at the LAT level or higher
Must be able to achieve certification by the American Association for
Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level within the first year in
this position and the LAT level within two years.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Capability of restraining a variety of animal species, including occasionally
lifting animals weighing up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation .
Position/Schedule Requirements Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to
Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work
Position Attributes Severe Weather Essential; Communicable Disease Mandatory
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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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.
Are you proficient with Microsoft Office and data entry?
Are you certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level or higher?
Do you have experience working in a laboratory animal setting?
Do you have experience with Molecular Biology?
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