Permanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?:
Research Specialist - JourneyWorking Title:
Research SpecialistPosition Number:
P012812Budgeted Hiring Range:
$49,000 - $53,000Pay Band Information:
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Full-Time PermanentHours per week:
Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Department Name and Number:
Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801Date First Posted:
Chapel Hill, NCPosition Posting Category:
Research ProfessionalsDepartment Description:
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach.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:
THIS IS A REPOST. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ARE STILL BEING CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT REAPPLY.
The primary purpose of this position in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is to process blood and bone marrow samples and to isolate nucleic acids, and to act as a backup for histology services. This involves a broad range of duties including accessioning and processing biospecimen samples according to the SOPs; data entry ,and record keeping for all liquid sample related projects in TPF; isolating DNA/RNA from solid tissue or blood components; processing, embedding tissues, and sectioning formalin fixed tissues; cryostat sections of frozen tissues; H&E staining; annotating blood samples as needed. The individual is also responsible for developing new assays and evaluating them.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:
Cellular and molecular biology experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Accurate data entry and attention to detail. Able to move at least 30 lb. of heavy racks with or without accommodations.
Two years or more experience with blood sample processing, and knowledge of histology are preferred. Previous clinical research experience preferred. Working experience of nucleic acid extraction preferred.Special Physical and Mental Requirements:
Able to move at least 30 lbs. of heavy racks with or without accommodations.Position/Schedule Requirements:
Carcinogen handlers (Labworkers), Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, On-call occasionally, Shift work occasionally, Weekend work occasionallyStimulus/ARRA Funded: