Research Specialist

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Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Research Specialist

Department Name:

Epidemiology - 463501

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Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Part-Time Temporary

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Description of Work:

The responsibilities of this position involve the performance of all daily laboratory maintenance, processing, and analysis tasks. Specific processing tasks include DNA and RNA extraction from human bio-specimens (whole blood and saliva). Performing quantity and quality assessments of the extracted nucleic acids. All tasks must be performed successfully in a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory environment where constant time constraints are in place and tight deadlines must be met.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Education and Experience: 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.

Preferred Education and Experience: College degree and an additional one (plus) years of direct lab experience particularly important is pipetting experience; advanced knowledge of molecular biology techniques; experience working with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to lift/move 50lbs; must be highly detail oriented and willing to follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) precisely; must be flexible to daily changes in work scope; and have the ability to work under demanding time constraints.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

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.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time