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The clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory has a research and development program to develop new molecular assays that can be used in patient care. The goal of our laboratory is to develop, validate and perform clinical tests for cancer, infectious disease, inherited disease, and pharmacogenetics, and to support the healthcare system including training programs.
The employee Research Specialist will independently organize and perform experiments (utilizing appropriate techniques and equipment) designed to accomplish specific clinical and research goals developed in concert with the Principal Investigator (Margaret Gulley) and associated faculty of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory. The employee analyst will, in turn, supervise and train others who are performing such laboratory procedures. The employee will develop and teach procedures to medical technologists and others who will implement these tests for purposes of patient care.
Duties and responsibilities: Design, execute, and troubleshoot complex molecular experiments related to the laboratory test validation projects as they are approved by the Principal Investigator and other lab directors.
Validate molecular assays by optimizing performance characteristics.
Data analysis and management
Education and Instruction
Maintain equipment as a core departmental resource.
Compliance, Communication, and Teamwork
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.
Knowledge of biochemical properties of nucleic acid. Knowledge of laboratory standards and good laboratory practices. Understanding of factors influencing assay performance and quality. Knowledge of lab safety procedures. Knowledge of regulations for research on human subjects. A working knowledge of the scientific method. Knowledge of quality assurance principles Understanding of massive parallel sequencing technology including benchwork and bioinformatics
Laboratory experience in nucleic acid preparation and analysis, molecular biology/recombinant DNA techniques (PCR, real time PCR, droplet digital PCR, genomic sequencing of DNA and RNA and microRNA), tissue culture and handling human tissues is highly desirable. Professional experience in design and implementation of experiments, and interpretation of results is preferred. Certification as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists is preferred.
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.
Internal Number: 146017
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