Research Associate - Ghashghaei Lab

North Carolina State University

United States

June 4, 2022


Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG191489EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Research Associate - Ghashghaei Lab Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience and Education ($40,000 - $55,00) Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Molecular Biomedical Sciences About the Department

The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences consists of 36 faculty who have a diversity of research and teaching interests. Included among our faculty are 11 clinical faculty, affording students the opportunity to participate in research projects with a direct clinical correlation to veterinary and/or human medicine. Our research faculty are housed in a new biomedical Research Building with 104,000 gross sq. ft., which opened in the summer of 2004. Thus, new, state-of-the-art research facilities are available to the research faculty in the department. Included in the new Research Building is a transgenic mouse facility, permitting the opportunity for graduate students to participate in research projects related to mouse and animal genomics. For information about research occurring in the lab of Dr. Troy Ghashghaei please visit https://

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Essential Job Duties

The broad objective of the project is to investigate the function of genes and proteins in genetic mice developed and under development in the laboratory of Dr. Troy Ghashghaei. The individual who fills this position will assist in ongoing projects in the laboratory.

The main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Breeding and maintenance of genetic mice in our mouse colony.
  • Supporting, developing, designing/executing moderately complex research activities for multiple research projects through recording, photo- documenting, interpreting and evaluating PCR- based genotyping data.
  • Under the management of the PI, assisting in formulating research methods and suggesting options for improving quality and solutions of experiments within the lab.
  • Asking relevant scientific questions to help further experiments within the lab.
  • Supervising and training undergraduate and graduate students as well as temporary employees in the use of the mouse colony, including mouse handling and breeding procedures.
  • Responsible for all aspect of managing the lab including equipment, supplies, purchasing.
  • Accountable for ensuring lab safety procedures are understood and followed and for maintaining associated documentation.
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Breeding and maintenance of genetic mice in our mouse colony.
  • Recording, photodocumenting, interpreting and evaluating PCR- based genotyping data
  • Supervising and training other lab personnel in the use of mouse colony including mouse handling, and breeding procedures.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or relevant Bachelor's degree plus 3 or more years of independent research experience.
  • Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise with molecular biology techniques, including preparation and purification of protein/DNA/RNA, cloning, RT-PCR, southern/western/northern blotting, and mammalian/bacterial culture systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated research experience in cell and molecular biology.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 01/27/2022

    Anticipated Close Date Open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants

    REPOST – This position is being reposted. Previous applicants DO NOT need to reapply.

    In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00061314

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
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  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
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  • Professional Organization
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
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  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Developmental Neurobiology or related field?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you able to lift up to 30 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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