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Open Positions

February 2024


The primary purpose of this position is to perform all activities required for the everyday running of the BioSpecimen Processing Core Facility (BSP), including but not limited to the following, extraction of DNA and RNA from human biospecimens, quantitating, normalizing, and performing quality checks on extracted nucleic acids, and plating samples for high through-put sequencing. The BSP also processes and stores additional human biospecimens such as plasma, serum, urine, sputum, and other for non-genetic analytical tests. Additional responsibilities will include researching, and validation of new processing protocols. All activities in this core facility must be performed under the guidelines of a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited repository. Under these guidelines this position requires the performance of and documentation of equipment maintenance, writing and reviewing processing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and administrative tasks as necessary. This position also requires direct communication with customers and project principal investigators (PIs) to coordinate sample receipt and product/data deliverables.

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The purpose of this position is to provide laboratory research support for the general operation of the BioSpecimen Processing (BSP) University-wide, College of American Pathologist (CAP) accredited core facility. An organized and detail-oriented individual who will need to perform molecular biology and general laboratory techniques to fulfill the requirements of this position. A major component of the work will be processing human biospecimen samples manually or on automated high-throughput pieces of equipment. Specifically, the position will involve extraction of DNA and RNA from biospecimens, quantitation and quality analysis of extracted specimens, aliquoting, and storage of biospecimens. Use of a computer-based specimen inventory and tracking system to detail receipt, processing, aliquoting, storage and distribution of all specimens will be required. All tasks must be performed successfully in a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory environment following strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with adherence to tight deadlines.

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The primary purpose of this position is to operate various imaging equipment, including PET, CT, optical, and ultrasound imaging, in the small animal imaging facility utilizing technical and administrative expertise. Technical areas of responsibility include developing imaging protocols, operating the imaging systems, ensuring smooth imaging procedures, and trouble-shooting and maintaining the equipment. Administrative duties include managing the imaging scheduling, adherence to safety standards, and coordinating with other staff for imaging services.

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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is seeking a qualified analytical chemist for a full-time position as a research specialist within the CPAC Laboratory. The primary purpose of this position is to analyze biological samples for drug and endogenous compound concentrations, primarily by infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption electrospray ionization (IR-MALDESIMSI. These analyses support the grants and contracts of the CPAC lab, the UNC Center for AIDS Research, and the UNC CARE Collaboratory for Eradication of HIV.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Independently performing timely, accurate and precise sample analysis by IR-MALDESI MSI using developed bioanalytical methods of drug or endogenous compound concentrations in animal and human biological matrices.
  • Performing experimental data reduction and visualization of mass spectrometry imaging output using developed workflows. This includes making deductions from resulting data and preparing detailed findings on results for quality assurance review and approval.
  • Preparing stock solutions, calibrations standards, and QC samples for bioanalytical assays.
  • Maintaining up-to-date laboratory records and documentation.
  • Ensuring IR-MALDESI MSI equipment maintenance is up to date and managing supply levels for consumables.
  • Participating in method qualification and validation activities for new assays.

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