Translational Pathology Laboratory (TPL) is seeking a Research Specialist (RS) to provide a variety of services for UNC and non-UNC researchers at their request. This position requires significant multi-tasking skills and the ability to prioritize competing interests. Responsibilities will include timely and accurately provide histopathology (tissue sectioning), tissue microarray (TMA) design and construction, and slide staining (H&E and immunohistochemistry) services including assay development. RS will also be responsible for completing slide scanning requests using TPL's digital pathology platforms, pulling and returning patient slides and tissue blocks from UNCH's archive. RS has to be well-organized, reliable and experienced to be able to keep records and troubleshoot experiments when needed. Following all safety regulations is required.
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.
Professional experience in design and implementation of experiments, and interpretation of results. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work independently and in a team environment. The ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions relating to research. The ability to prepare well-organized written reports summarizing analyses performed and results obtained. Must have demonstrated ability to supervise others.
Two years of experience in a research or clinical histopathology laboratory including tissue fixation and processing, embedding, microtomy, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry skills preferred. Certification as a histotechnologist (HT) or medical laboratory technician (ML) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 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.
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