Position/Classification Title Research Specialist
Classification Type SHRA
Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an
equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Contributing: 4 year degree; or an equivalent combination of training and/or
Journey: 4 year degree + 1 year of directly related experience; or an
equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Advanced: 4 year degree + 3 years of directly related experience; or an
equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Strongly preferred: BS with major in biological science or laboratory animal
Self-motivated applicant who has lab experience and skills in handling small
animals is preferred.
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
To perform non-invasive imaging of tissue specimens in studies involving
immunological disease, bone generation, genetic and respiratory diseases. The
research technician will perform in vivo imaging, anesthetic induction,
maintenance and monitoring of scientific experiments; animal colony
maintenance; and laboratory health and safety management. This includes
performing supporting biological techniques, such as buffer preparation animal
tissue handling; and disease monitoring in small animal models of human
disease; maintaining the animal colony including husbandry and conducting
routine lab safety procedures based on university (IACUC) and EHS guidelines
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Animal Sciences is one of four departments in the School of
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Consistent with North Carolina A&T's
land-grant mission of teaching, research, and outreach, the departmental team
of highly qualified and enthusiastic faculty and staff provide first class
instruction that leads to B.S. degree in animal science, laboratory animal
science, or to a concentration in animal industry
(https:// www. ncat.edu/academics/schools-
Department of Animal Sciences faculty conduct research related to farm,
laboratory, and companion animal species. North Carolina A&T State University
is a premier agricultural school producing the third largest number of African
American graduates in agriculture and second in Animal Science in the nation.
The appointee will have access to a range of animal and infrastructure
resources including a state of the art laboratory animal facility and research
and many collaborative opportunities within the Department and with colleagues
in other units.
Work Hours 8 am - 5 pm MF Weekends and Holidays
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Laboratory Management
Responsible for LARU MRI equipment and operation. Attend and master training
programs offered by company. Support and lead training of researchers,
students with imaging work. Run samples and provide analysis. Manage data file
transfers, organization and accessibility. Coordinate scheduling and
accounting tasks associated with equipment. Perform preventive maintenance.
Required Competency Conducting Experiments/Procedures
Conduct daily health surveillance and report findings to facility manager and
veterinary staff using written or electronic media in accordance with
applicable standard operating procedures.
Provide husbandry to laboratory animals, maintain animal inventory records and
Record, and may perform facility sanitation in animal facilities.
Responsible for scheduling specific manipulations or duty rosters, perform or
assist in surgical procedures, assist in post-operative care cases, collect
research specimens or critical data points, or manage health assessment/health
assurance programs for a variety of species.
Follow the regulatory requirements as outlined in the Guide for the Care and
Use of Laboratory Animals and the Animal Welfare Act.
Perform written and oral communication with research staff as necessary.
Perform work scheduled as assigned by the LARU Facility Manager or Operations
Manager, Veterinary staff, or designee for specific areas of the animal
Required to work weekends and holidays on a rotating basis and involves daily
exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products.
Required Competency Knowledge - Professional/Scientific
General relationship with ERC-RMB Center and College of Engineering (BMEN)
Be an ambassador for the NC A&T's research capabilities specifically as it is
related to work needed by ERC-RMB, and maintain frequent meetings with ERC-RMB
personnel, perform projects and collaboration with industry and other
Train students, post-docs, and scientists from non-animal background.
Assist classroom instructors to develop and implement modules utilizing in
Working Title Research Specialist, Animal Sciences
Competency Level Contributing
Position Number 009702
Hiring Range $37,500 - $38,583
Position Type Staff
Appointment Type Permanent - Full-time
If Time Limited, Appointment Length
Organizational Division Animal Sciences
Organizational Location College of Ag & Environ Sciences
Organizational Unit Animal Science Lab/Fac Mgr
Posting Number SPA1743
Open Date 07/30/2021
Close Date 08/13/2021
Special Instructions to Applicant
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be
considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic
application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214
form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your
application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final
candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North
Carolina A&T 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. North Carolina A&T State University is an
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks
employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T
State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex,
age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic
information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.
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Please indicate where you learned of this position:
UNC System Job Board
NC Employment Security Commission
Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
NCAT Interest Cards
Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)