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Research Specialist
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 02/05/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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 20037661
Vacancy ID P012300
Budgeted Hiring Range $43,338 - $53,000
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

Mon – Fri; 8am -4pm

Department Name and Number Genetics-423501
Date First Posted 01/22/2021
Closing Date 01/29/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description

The Department of Genetics is a Basic Science Department in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The mission of our Department embodies research and education while serving as a focal point for integrated basic and clinical genetic efforts conducted across the University and its affiliated hospitals. The Department of Genetics is comprised of 28 Tenure-Track Faculty positions, 14 EHRA Non-Faculty positions, 24 Postdoctoral Research Fellows and graduate students working in labs. There are 60 permanent full-time SHRA positions and 141 graduate students in the graduate programs.

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

The primary purpose of this position is to oversee day-to-day operations pertaining to library construction for downstream next generation sequencing applications, as well as protocol development and automation streamlining pertaining to library construction. The Research Specialist will conduct assays to evaluate samples for quality to facility the highest quality material being submitted to the Sequencing Facility branch of the HTSF. Other responsibilities will include using QAQC values collected on libraries to construct Pools of Libraries, entering in data of QAQC into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and communicating with the HTSF’s Customer Support Specialists when input from clients is needed regarding submitted material quality.

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

Applicants should be able to demonstrate applied knowledge for evaluating DNA and RNA sample quality.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicant exposure to LIMS systems for sample tracking is helpful.

1-year minimum experience in a research lab, industrial lab, or university core facility

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in the fields of Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Agriculture/Animal Bioscience.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Laboratory
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/187562

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