Research Specialist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
February 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:$49,500 - $63,500
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801

Career Area Research Professionals Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 01/30/2023 Application Deadline 02/03/2023 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Research Specialist - Journey Salary Grade Equivalent GN10 Working Title Research Specialist Position Number 00035710 Vacancy ID P016808 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $49,500 - $63,500 Pay Band Information

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Position Summary Information

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

This position is now responsible for isolating and characterizing B cells and other immune cells in the tumor microenvironment in mice and patients, cloning antibodies from patients and mice and characterizing the specificity of those antibodies, isolating bone marrow for our bone marrow transplants, ordering all supplies and maintaining an inventory of all reagents and mice, supervising junior technicians and undergraduate students working in the laboratory, maintaining a budget for each student and postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory.

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

This individual must be highly proficient in eukaryotic cloning, and the use of viral vectors for cellular transduction. They must be proficient in tissue culture, able to organize a large laboratory and work well in a team environment and in the supervision of undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. They must be able to use either an Apple or PC computer. They must be able to perform relevant experiments using laboratory animals, and present/write data, protocols, and conclusions in a clear and concise manner.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The ability to perform tissue culture, clone eukaryotic genes, use viral vectors for transduction in a BSL2 and BSL3 environment, perform genomic assessments of the tumor microenvironement, and evaluate cellular phenotype using flow cytometry.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements Laboratory, Overtime occasionally Special Instructions Quick Link https: //

Contact Information

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 [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • 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
  • How many years of experience do you have handling mice?
  • 1-2
  • 2-5
  • 5-8
  • 8 or more
  • Describe your skill sets in each of the following: DNA Cloning, Cellular Immunology, and Animal Handling.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Have you ever managed a laboratory and what was your biggest challenge in doing so?
  • (Open Ended Question)

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