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
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
Position Recruitment Range
Position Category Staff
Position Status Permanent Full Time
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.
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
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University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
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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?
Do you have at least five years of experience in laboratory support and management?
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.
Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if you are identified as a finalist for the position.)
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3