Research Associate

Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Posted
Jul 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Peds-Pulmonology - 412014

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Vacancy ID: NF0003196

Position Summary: The UNC Department of Pediatrics, in conjunction with the Children's Research Institute (CRI), is recruiting a Laboratory Research Manger to join the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology. This position will work on a number of clinical and bench-science research projects within the Department. The successful applicant will report to the Director of the Center for Rare and Interstitial Lung Diseases, whose research will be directed by this Laboratory Research Manager. Responsibilities include independent experimentation, organizing lab meetings, interacting with internal and external collaborators, overseeing research projects to ensure appropriate design, implementation of protocols and accuracy of data, managing lab daily operations, assisting with grant reports and new applications as well as acting as a mentor for Post-docs, MD fellows and undergraduate students as needed.

Application Deadline: 07/19/2018

Education Requirements: A PhD in a natural or health science related field is required.

Qualification and Experience: A minimum of 8 years of experience leading research projects is required. Knowledge and experience working in an academic medical institution is also required. Experience conducting data analysis and management is strongly preferred. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences as well as build relationships with a variety of constituents (e.g., research PIs, study subjects, regulatory personnel, clinical and administrative staff, industry representatives, philanthropic donors). Candidate must demonstrate the capacity to manage multiple responsibilities effectively and exhibit proven research management abilities with an understanding of the culture, policies, and procedures relevant to academic research programs. This position requires an individual with: Experience in the design of experiments, statistics, biostatistics, statistical data analysis, and laboratory management, including laboratory safety and research compliance. A variety of technical skills, including quantitative real-time PCR, immunoassays, immunofluorescence staining, and maintaining mammalian cell cultures and mouse models. Experience with epigenetic/epigenomic studies strongly preferred, including preparation of samples for a variety of next generation sequencing platforms. A history of successfully grant writing and manuscript preparation. Significant knowledge and experience with academic research, including funding mechanisms and opportunities, identifying research study needs, regulatory and IRB compliance policies. Strong attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively. The ability to work simultaneously on several activities and handle multiple demands with efficiency and professionalism.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Randi Winter Division Administrator

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: rwinter@email.unc.edu

Special Instructions for Applicants:

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