Research Specialist - Histology Research Core
- University of North Carolina
- Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Category: Admin-Laboratory and Research
- Posting Date: 10/21/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Department||Cell Biology and Physiology-422001|
|Career Area||Research Professionals|
|Is this an internal only recruitment?||No|
|Posting Open Date||10/20/2021|
|Position Type||Permanent Staff (SHRA)|
|Position Title||Research Specialist - Journey|
|Salary Grade Equivalent||GN10|
|Working Title||Research Specialist - Histology Research Core|
|Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited||Full-Time Permanent|
|If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment|
|Hours per week||40|
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
|Work Location||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Position Location||North Carolina, US|
|Hiring Range||$45,000 - $55,000|
|Pay Band Information||
To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet .
|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 diverse, 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.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being 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.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology was formed in July 2012 through the merger of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology. The combined department brings together two strong traditions of excellence in basic science and translational research, and in pre- and postdoctoral training, including undergraduate, graduate, and medical education. The Histology Research Core (HRC) is an open core within the department providing histology services to the UNC community and beyond. The core specializes in frozen and paraffin embedding and sectioning, special staining, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization.
The purpose of this position is to support the Histology Research Core where the primary responsibility will be performing various histology procedures for research projects. This position will work with a dynamic group of faculty and researchers to process samples using a customized approach. This position will communicate clearly and tactfully with coworkers and clients exhibiting diplomacy and providing excellent customer service at all times.
More specifically this position will serve as an expert in a variety of techniques including paraffin and frozen sample preparation, operating cryostats and microtomes, special staining, and performing immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization assays with minimal supervision. This position will also include laboratory management operations such as ordering supplies, and preparing, maintaining and organizing inventories and project data files.
|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||
The ideal candidate will display an expert knowledge of preparing, sectioning and staining tissues using a variety of techniques, operates cryostats and microtomes independently, performs quality control measures, understands project research goals in order to provide researchers with appropriate support, is proficient with immunohistochemical procedures and theory, quickly identify problems and troubleshoots with minimal supervision. Must be able to modify and adapt techniques and procedures to fit various researchers’ needs and have the ability to coordinate multiple concurrent assignments in order to meet deadlines.
The ability to prepare, maintain and organize inventories, project data files, computer files, and databases of antibodies, protocols, chemicals, reagents, buffers, stains and health and safety requirements is essential. The successful candidate must have experience contributing to preparation of experimental protocols and reports.
The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully with coworkers and clients exhibiting diplomacy and providing excellent customer service at all times is also essential.
|Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience||
Bachelors or Masters degree in a related scientific discipline with significant knowledge and proficiency in histological procedures and lab management.
|Special Physical/Mental Requirements|
|Campus Security Authority Responsibilities||
|Position/Schedule Requirements||Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory|
|Office of Human Resources Contact Information||
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|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.