Research Specialist

Job description

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Hours per week:

40

Months per year:

12

Position Number:

001061

NC Salary Grade Equivalency:

70

Classification Title:

Research Specialist - Journey

Working Title:

Research Specialist

Salary Range:

$48,153 - $54,000

Anticipate Hiring Range:

$48,153 - $54,000

FLSA Status:

Non Exempt

Division:

Academic Affairs

Department:

Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)

Work Unit:

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday

Primary Purpose of Position:

To set up new instruments including finding space and coordinating training. To run experiments for bioinformatics faculty and collaborators. These experiments include PCR, Sanger Sequencing, Illumina sequencing, Nanopore sequencing, sample and library preparation, nucleic acid extractions. To maintain records of laboratory work performed.

To back up on these tasks: To monitor equipment (e.g. freezers, incubators) alarms during regular business hours. To attend construction meetings and coordinate with construction teams for moves of equipment. To prepare orders for reagents, contracts, and service of equipment. To work with EHS and Biosafety offices to ensure building and labs meet/exceed standards. To manage biohazard waste pickup for department areas, and individual PI labs upon request. To attend laboratory-related meetings, such as laboratory Research quarterly meetings
To attended Facilities planning meetings for construction updates, such as power outages that would affect Bioinformatics
To be present for inspections in labs.
To check DI water tanks and UV irradiation unit for alarms on weekly basis. To keep track of fixed assets.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.

University Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college and 1 year of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.

Essential Job Duties:

Manage equipment moves, inventory (schedule tagging with UNC Charlotte fixed assets), repairs, preventative maintenance scheduling, quotes, and invoices.

Assist Department Administration with budgeting by providing contracts and quotes for lab instruments & maintenance

Provide department administration information for ordering and inventory for consumables and reagents

Set up new equipment and instruments (find space, schedule installs, quotes, coordinate timelines).

Coordinating and scheduling training on new instruments, and attending training

Initiating and coordinating instrument relocations, within building or to surplus.

Project planning for principal investigators and their collaborators such as PCR, Sanger sequencing, MiSeq sequencing, NextSeq 2000 sequencing, Nanopore & Promethion sequencing, 10X sample prep, next gen library prep, DNA extractions, RNA extractions.

Monitor freezer/refrigerator alarms, respond in-person during regular business hours.

Attend building planning/construction meetings, such as 4th floor planning meetings.

Be the point of contact for the labs, especially for repairs, looking for equipment or reagents, troubleshooting, or setting up new resources (AirGas tank, autoclaves, etc.)

Maintain records of laboratory work performed.

Maintain good working relationship with vendors and service personnel, along with other UNCC departments, such as Facilities, Building Environmental Services (BES), Environment Health & Safety (EHS), Biosafety, Purchasing, etc.

Work with EHS and Biosafety offices to ensure building and labs meet/exceed standards.

Manage biohazard waste pickup for department areas, and individual PI labs upon request.

Attend laboratory-related meetings, such as Laboratory Research quarterly meetings.

Attended Facilities planning meetings for construction updates, such as power outages that would affect Bioinformatics.

Maintain training of self, members of the department, and collaborators as needed.

Be present for inspections in department labs.

Check DI water tanks and UV irradiation unit for alarms on weekly basis.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Ability to review literature and revise papers with respect to evolving scientific knowledge.
Abiliy to troubleshoot experiments, modify protocols based on interpretation of data.

Work Location:

Bioinformatics Building

Posting date:

06/04/2021

Closing date:

06/17/2021

Proposed Hire Date:

06/07/2021

Special Notes to Applicants:

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

  • Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

  • These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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