Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0003691
Salary Range: Dependent on Education/Qualifications
The Cancer Research Genomics Manager position will focus on breast cancer laboratory and clinical research supporting the advancement of innovative breast oncology translational research studies. The laboratory research is focused on the classification and characterization of human breast tumors through the study of gene expression patterns, tumor DNA copy number changes, and DNA somatic mutations identified using RNA and DNA-sequencing. The clinical research is focused on the collection of malignant human breast tissue samples mostly coming from clinical trials. The main projects are the analysis of genome-wide gene expression patterns in and on the continued development of genomic-based biomarkers for cancer patient’s therapy prediction. The individual who will fill this position will be expected to have experience in experimental design and analyses of gene expression and tumor DNA copy number data, and be versed in methods for the biostatistical analysis of survival and response data coming from human oncology clinical trials. This individual will play a key role communicating with scientific investigators and clinical lab personnel to promote progress on multiple large grants. He/she will closely monitor research analyses planned, underway, and completed for biospecimens, as well as subsequent scientific data to be collected and evaluated. He/she will be expected to develop methods for maintaining up-to-date accounting of biospecimens collected under approved breast cancer protocols, oversee the transfer of biospecimens for analysis, and ensure progress on grant aims. He/she will coordinate meetings and serve as the liaison for groups with local, national and international collaborators and sponsors to promote UNC breast oncology research efforts, encourage progress of awarded projects, and streamline efforts. Responsibilities will also include: regulatory submissions, database management, project management, report submissions and grant and manuscript development.
Education and Experience:
Three or more years of analysis experience required, with sequence data analysis needed. Experience with DNA sequence analysis, and with R helpful.
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.
Internal Number: 158785
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