Research Associate

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentMarsico Lung Institute-426401Working TitleResearch AssociateAppointment TypeEHRA Non-Faculty ResearchPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsSalary RangeDependent on ExperienceFull Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0004582Position ID20037209Posting Open Date10/14/2020Application Deadline11/04/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date11/03/2020Position Summary

The Marsico Lung Institute at UNC is actively involved in projects generally designed to define the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary disorders and to understand the functions of the respiratory epithelium. The primary purpose of this position is in designing, executing, interpreting, and reporting scientific experiments to achieve specific goals as directed in the PI’s Laboratory. Scientific techniques include, but are not limited to human cell culture, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and a good command of general laboratory procedures. A partial component of this position is general laboratory management including participation in daily operations including ordering supplies, general record keeping, and compliance with health and safety procedures.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate must have a track record of impactful scientific contributions. Extensive experimental experience in the area of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. The candidate must be familiar with and capable of performing a wide variety of laboratory procedures. Can follow detailed protocols precisely and be able to adapt protocols using subject matter expertise. Demonstrates broad scientific and technical assay development expertise in the areas of molecular biology (including DNA/RNA isolation and quantitation, cloning, primer design, and quantitative PCR), biochemistry (Western blot, ELISA, immunoprecipitation) and cell biology (including culture of cell lines and primary cells, transfections and transductions, immunofluorescent staining and cell imaging) is required. Demonstrated ability to design and execute experiments, solve problems independently, troubleshoot methods, analyze and interpret data and present results is required. The applicant should also be able to follow detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs), possess outstanding communication skills including manuscript preparation, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to collaborate with scientists across other disciplines.

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.

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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above




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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 11/7/2020
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