Staff Scientist

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


LCCC - NANO-426803

Working Title:

Staff Scientist

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

$55,100 - $88,000

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Nucleic Acid Scientist will lead development of nucleic acid tests for use in a Highly Multiplexed Digital Array PCR Technology developed at UNC. Nucleic acid assays will be developed to target panels of viral and bacterial pathogens in biological and environmental materials, minimal residual disease targets in hematologic and solid tumor cancers, and targets of interest to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Educational Requirements:

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, or related field

Qualifications and Experience:

Five or more years of experience beyond receipt of Ph.D. in the private sector leading the development of multiplexed nucleic acid tests using PCR. Should have experience in developing nucleic acid assays for biological samples including developing working laboratory protocols for these assays and familiarity with the FDA approval process. Experience analyzing environmental samples is also desired. Additionally, experience with working with teams developing life science and/or diagnostic platforms is desirable.

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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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time