SOCIAL/CLINICAL RESEARCH SPEC.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC

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Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience;
or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
This position is being recruited for at the Journey Competency Level under the Career Banding Program. The hiring range for this position is $33,997 - $59,742, and the salary grade equivalent is 72.
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POSITION DESCRIPTION: The major function of this position is to facilitate research analysis of data obtained from various laboratory studies dealing with human, mouse and fly data. This individual will work in conjunction with other statisticians, both within and outside the Sullivan lab to analyze data; maintains appropriate documentation of research results, as required by research protocol; recommends revisions to analysis methods based upon observations; assists in preparation of research findings; prepares reports and publications; prepare summary charts, verbiage and other documentation components as required for research papers, posters, presentations and other communications both within and outside the lab, department and university. ESSENTIAL SKILLS: Scientific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Understands research, genomic analysis standards and regulatory standards to maintain a laboratory environment; knowledge and ability to conduct scientific literature reviews; understand scientific analytical principles to conduct research analysis. Conducting Analytical Procedures - Conduct analysis tests, experiments, and/or procedures following standard protocol; identifies and documents variations that may affect the validity of the experiment. Data Analysis and Presentation of Results - Collects data as required by analytical research protocol; Project Planning and Experimental Design - Searches literature demonstrating an understanding of scientific, genomic analysis and/or analytical research theory to assist in the design of methods, procedures and/or techniques required. Identifies data to be collected and documented; Identifies resources, statistical applications and protocols needed to conduct analysis. Communication and Instruction - Trains others in statistical techniques and the use of statistical applications and protocols. Documents how to conduct procedures; reviews and maintains correct standard operations, procedures and protocols.

Preferred Qualifications:
Department prefers possession of Master Degree in genetics, psychology, neurobiology or related area of biological science with analytical emphasis and a minimum of 1 years of analytical research experience with human data. Minimum 6 month experience with analysis applications to include but not limited to: R, JMP, PLINK and linux cluster compute environment. Minimum 6 month experience with statistical data analysis, genomic data analysis (GWAS, exome chip, exome sequence data) involving case/control and family data is also preferred. Demonstration of familiarity with concepts related to current theories of the genetics underlying complex psychiatric disorders as well as experience with Microsoft Office involving PowerPoint, Excel and Word; experience Linux/Unix environments; experience with data management of large complex data files and experience with quality control procedures.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements:
Position/Work Schedule Requirements:
M-F 800 - 500

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