Genomics Research Coordinator

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Specialist - ContributingWorking TitleGenomics Research CoordinatorPosition Number20031731Vacancy IDP011979Budgeted Hiring Range$45,130 - $59,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN09Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment3 yearsHours per week40Work Schedule

M-F, 8:00AM-5:00PM

Department Name and NumberLineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801Date First Posted09/22/2020Closing Date10/16/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach.

The LCCC Office of Genomics Research (OGR) provides comprehensive support for research investigators throughout the translational genomics pipeline. These investigators have multi-million dollar projects that require coordination between clinical trials from groups across the U.S. and within UNC, and management of sample collection and processing/provision of translational results. The office works closely with the Translational Genomics Laboratory (TGL) which performs and supports preclinical and translational research in cancer pathology, genomics and biology and the High Throughput Sequencing Facility.

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


This Genomics Research Coordinator (GRC) position has dual primary roles. The first is to serve as a biospecimen sample intake and tracking coordinator for OGR/TGL and to work with research teams, clients on and off campus, other core facilities and supervisors to secure appropriate samples, process them through the LCCC Tissue Procurement Facility (TPF) as needed, enter them into the TGL LIMS, and label them in accordance with LIMS/TGL requirements. The role of this position is also to continually devise ways to make the sample intake and tracking process more efficient and work with LIMS managers to improve LIMS functional and operational capabilities. In addition, this person will help develop, implement and continually improve laboratory best practices, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and documentation methods.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Experience in clinical research or biospecimen storage and/or tracking. Experience in genomics. Demonstrated skills in the use of electronic databases. Proficiency with MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years of experience in clinical research or biospecimen storage and/or tracking experience in biospecimen management via Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Experience in the use of tissue banking databases, LIMS databases or other similar management databases. Experience in a genomics laboratory. Experience with oncology data management.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsOvertime occasionallyPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link 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.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Specialist position.
    • Bachelor's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 1 year of related training or experience.
    • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least 5 years of related training and/or experience.
    • Master's and/or Doctorate in a discipline related to the field assigned.
    • Associate's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 3 years of related training or experience.
    • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 5 years of experience related to the field assigned (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 4 years experience).
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 9 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 6 years of experience).
    • None of the above
  2. * Describe your experience with clinical research or biospecimen storage and/or tracking.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience using electronic databases to store and track processing/specimen data.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe any experience you have using tissue banking databases, LIMS databases, or other similar databases.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 10/18/2020
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