Research Associate

Elizabeth City State University

United States

December 11, 2021

Description

Posting Details Position Number 6086-0000-0000-928

Classification Title Research Associate Working Title Research Associate Division Academic Affairs Department/Unit Department of Natural Sciences Section Department of Natural Sciences (section) Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Department of Natural Sciences, through innovative, hands-on and technology-rich learning experiences, prepares students for competitive STEM career opportunities as well as graduate and professional programs. The department fosters a transformative learning experience by promoting active learning, scientific reasoning and critical thinking while maintaining a rigorous academic environment that meets the students where they are, while helping them reach their full potential. Through undergraduate research, traditional graduate and an Accelerated BS-MS programmatic linkage, the department prepares students for and expands access to graduate level education.

Description of Work

T he primary purpose of the position is to provide laboratory support to faculty and staff the Department of Natural Sciences which offers undergraduate degree programs in Biology and Chemistry. The position will assist in preparation of laboratory materials (molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, ecology and organismal biology); provide support to the department's graduate program in Biology by assisting the graduate faculty and students with research preparation and techniques; and design and perform experimental procedures required for biological research with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.

Competencies/Knowledge Skills, and Abilities Required in this Position

Possess a thorough knowledge of standard molecular biology and biochemical lab techniques including but not limited to experience in PCR, western blots, DNA, RNA, protein biochemistry and maintenance of insect, mammalian, amphibian, and plant cell/tissue cultures.

Provide good customer service and communication skills with the general public, faculty, staff, and students.

Minimum Training and Experience

Master's degree in Biology or related area with at least five years of experience in laboratory support and management with a minimum of 18 of graduate coursework in the specified discipline.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation Management Preferences Position Recruitment Range Position Category Staff Position Status Permanent Full Time FLSA

Posting Number EHRA00191P

Job Open Date 11/22/2021 Job Close Date 12/11/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant EHRA OSHR Statement

This position is Exempt from the State Human Resources Act.

AA/EEO Statement

Elizabeth City State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. ECSU is an E-Verify participant.

Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.ecsu.edu/postings/4317

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Have you earned a Master's degree in Biology or related area with a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in the specified discipline?
  • yes
  • no
  • Do you have at least five years of experience in laboratory support and management?
  • yes
  • no
  • Rate your knowledge of standard molecular biology and biochemical lab techniques including but not limited to experience in PCR, western blots, DNA, RNA, protein biochemistry and maintenance of insect, mammalian, amphibian, and plant cell/tissue cultures.
  • Extremely knowledgeable
  • Very knowledgeable
  • Knowledgeable
  • Minimal Knowledge
  • No knowledge
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if you are identified as a finalist for the position.)
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • DD214
  • Other
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