Permanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?:
Research Specialist - ContributingWorking Title:
Research SpecialistPosition Number:
P012533Budgeted Hiring Range:
$42,000 - $47,000Pay Band Information:
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Full-Time PermanentHours per week:
M-F, 8am – 5pmDepartment Name and Number:
Neuroscience Center-428601Date First Posted:
Chapel Hill, NCPosition Posting Category:
Research ProfessionalsDepartment Description:
The UNC Neuroscience Center is an inter-departmental research center on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Our mission is to promote various and extensive neuroscience research with a specific emphasis on developmental, cellular, and disease-related processes.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 Scherrer Lab studies the molecular mechanisms and neural circuits that underlie pain perception and its control by opioids. The purpose of the Research Specialist is to support this research by 1) assisting the Principal Investigator in general lab administration, and 2) facilitating research progress for the core research team.
These duties include, but are not limited to, managing an extensive transgenic mouse colony, facilitating mouse import and export, ordering lab supplies, ensuring regulatory compliance, maintaining the lab website, facilitating new hiring, lab emergency response, managing and maintaining records and databases, hosting and facilitating lab meetings, lab waste management, day-to-day general lab upkeep and assistance, and any and all other tasks benefiting the overall research progress of the lab.
The selected candidate will work with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research technicians, undergraduate students, and other researchers in the Scherrer Lab, as well as outside collaborators.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:
This position requires strong organizational and communication skills, fundamental scientific knowledge, and an ability to multitask, learn quickly, and adapt rapidly to novel tasks.
Previous work in a biological/biomedical wet lab is required.
Exceptional organizational and communication skills are required.
Strong work ethic, exceptionally organized, able to multitask, clear and effective communicator, able to work semi-autonomously, intellectually vested in lab’s research goals. Previous work involving mouse genetics and/or colony management is strongly preferred. Prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, or similar field.Position/Schedule Requirements:
Animal Handler (non-DLAM), Carcinogen handlers (Labworkers), Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous MaterialsStimulus/ARRA Funded: