The primary purpose of the position is to oversee the isolation and delivery of islet cells for a unique clinical islet transplant program. This individual will be performing these activities and participating in both clinical therapies, and clinical research in a stimulating and ambitious environment. This individual will be actively involved in designing and implementing the autologous and allogeneic islet transplant program while supporting other cell therapy programs.
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.
Candidates must have an established background in clinical islet isolation, cell biology, cell culture and molecular biology. Candidates must also have demonstrated proficiency in scientific methodology, excellent analytical and writing skills and the capability to work in a multidisciplinary research team. Chosen candidate must have knowledge of scientific terminology, previous experience with standard laboratory procedures and equipment, and be able to effectively perform duties and responsibilities. Candidate must have knowledge of the IACUC and IRB with the ability to manage the records and maintain these records.
Master's degree preferred. Successful candidate should demonstrate initiative, knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the participation of animal research subjects, and have prior experience with Clinical Islet Transplantation. Also, would be good to have experience with endodermal stem cell populations, microscopic surgical skills and previous experience with experimental transplant models including cell signaling pathways, and knowledge of liver and pancreas cell isolation.
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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