Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications and Experience
The UNC Pathology Services Core (PSC) is a core facility that serves the research pathology needs of the UNC biomedical campus. PSC is supported by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC). Major services offered by the PSC include: 1) Comprehensive histopathology services, including tissue processing, embedding, sectioning, tissue microarray (TMA) construction, histochemical tissue staining, immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF), in situ hybridization (ISH) and digital imaging services for human and animal tissues 2) Access to annotated formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) human tissues from the UNC Hospitals surgical pathology archive for UNC investigators 3) Digital image analysis and quantification of a variety of molecular tissue assays 4) Novel tissue assay development and training services The PSC is a fast-paced, growing core with strong institutional support. The PSC facilitates state-of-the-art translational research studies across multiple disciplines, including cancer diagnosis and discovery, biotherapeutics, and infectious disease. Major duties of the PSC Facility Director include: 1) Management of collaborative projects supporting investigator led research priorities and deadlines; administrative duties to support core services 2) Oversight of assay validation, quality control, and proper maintenance of advanced analytical instruments 3) Daily supervision of a facility manager and ~10 research specialists. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, a collegial attitude, and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with faculty, staff, and trainees. The Facility Director must take an active interest in developing high-quality, innovative pathology services to meet the changing needs of research at UNC.
Education and Experience:
Training in tissue-based assays such as immunohistochemistry (IHC), (RNA) in-situ hybridization, and (DNA) fluorescence in-situ hybridization (ISH/FISH), special histochemical stains, familiarity with tissue microarrays; a strong publication history with an appreciation for the grant writing and publication process; excellent interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment; fundamental knowledge of the pathological basis of disease. Being detail-oriented and able to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions related to research is essential. Professional experience in experimental design and data analysis is essential. The ability to prepare well-organized written reports summarizing and interpreting results is required. Skills are needed in validation and implementation of new laboratory tests including analytic validation, quality control, personnel management, interaction with medical and lab professionals, and cost-effective utilization of resources. Must have demonstrated ability to develop and propose new research objectives and plans, work independently, the timely completion of research tasks, write reports including tables and figures, communicate with medical professionals and bioinformatics experts, and supervise staff.
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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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