Research Specialist

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Research Specialist - Contributing

Working Title:

Research Specialist

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$36,363 - $45,000

Pay Band Information:

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

3 Years

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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 830am-5pm

Department Name and Number:

Biochemistry and Biophysics-423001

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (BCBP) has multiple missions of research, teaching and service. The primary mission is to conduct research in broad areas of modern biochemical and biophysical science. A second key provision is dissemination of up-to-date information about biochemistry, biophysics, and related areas. A third major mission is to provide high quality training in the conduct of research to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and teaching of undergraduate, graduate, medical and dental students. A fourth major mission is to render service to the State of North Carolina and to the nation by providing expert advice on scientific issues and by contributing to technology transfer and associated economic development. The department’s research program is highlighted by internationally recognized scientists that include national academy investigators.

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 primary purpose of this position is to assist the PI and other technical staff in executing, interpreting, and reporting scientific experiments designed to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of inhaled therapeutics for treatment of COVID-19. (Note: these studies will not directly involve Sars-CoV-2 virus.) Scientific techniques that the candidate will learn include, but are not limited to, human airway cell culturing, in vivo (animal) and in vitro biophysical techniques, molecular biology, and microscopy imaging. 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.

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:

A successful candidate will have experience in performing general laboratory procedures. Can follow detailed protocols precisely. Fluent with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software.

The candidate must be organized, reliable, scientifically motivated, with keen attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a larger research team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, or similar discipline.
Knowledge of biochemical, cell biology, and biophysical concepts.

2+ years of part-time experience or 1+ years of full-time hands on research experience.
Demonstrated expertise in tissue cultures.

Scientific writing experience (grants and/or scientific manuscripts).

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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time