Research Specialist

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Sep 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Marsico Lung Inst - CF Center - 426401
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 09/08/2023
Application Deadline 09/15/2023
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Specialist
Position Number 20059451
Vacancy ID S022062
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 40 hours/ week
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $18.00 - $20.00/ hour
Proposed Start Date 09/25/2023
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Position Summary
The Research Specialist will be primarily responsible for technical support in the Ehre laboratory that is affiliated with Marsico Lung Institute. The main responsibilities of the selected candidate will be to maintain in vitro airway cell models and mouse colonies. Sample analyses will consist of RT-PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry. Additional responsibilities will consist of ordering lab reagents, autoclaving, and sample storage. Experience with confocal/electron microscopy and gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9) is a plus. Basic computer skills are required to perform data acquisition and analysis. Proficiency with GraphPad Prism, Image J, and MATLAB would strengthen application. The selected candidate will report directly to Dr. Ehre.
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.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Working knowledge of collecting and handling of human samples, biohazard reagents, and aseptic technique. At least one year of experience in a basic science laboratory.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience with cell culture, animal breeding, and microscopy.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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