Research Specialist - Contributing

East Carolina University

United States

October 13, 2021


Position Details Job Title Research Specialist - Contributing

Position Number 957783 Vacancy Open to All Candidates Time-Limited No Department Homepage https: // www. Advertising Department ANATOMY & CELL BIOLOGY Division Health Sciences Classification Title 12502 Research Specialist Competency Level 1 - Contributing Working Title Research Specialist Number of Vacancies 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Full Time or Part Time Full Time Recruitment Range $36,363-$53,449 Anticipated Hiring Range $36,363-$38,838 Salary Grade Equivalency GN08 Work Schedule Monday through Friday Work Hours 8am-5pm, 8 hours per day Position Location (City) Greenville Job Category Staff - Technical/Trade Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is dedicated to the discovery, development, and promotion of biomedical knowledge involving cell biology and the anatomical sciences of Gross Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroanatomy. Though this mission, we aim to improve human health through innovative educational programs and excellence in research and scholarly activities in a dynamic and diverse learning community

Job Duties

The technician is responsible for laboratory supervision. This involves procurement of supplies for experiments as needed by lab personnel, maintaining inventory of needed supplies, cost accounting by tracking lab expenditures, maintaining current MSDS files for hazardous chemicals, and tracking equipment maintenance.

The technician will maintain an up-to-date notebook of experiments and protocols, which will be written in a user-friendly style sufficient for the training of other students, staff and trainees. In addition, experimental results will be properly documented and figures prepared from them for publication.

An essential responsibility of this position is to instruct all laboratory personnel in the methods employed for conducting established experimental protocols. As the need arises, the employee is expected to innovate and adopt additional new methodologies.

The technician is responsible for genotyping transgenic mice, and maintaining detailed inventory records for breeding purposes and experimental group assignments. The technician is also responsible for inducing relevant disease models, which includes handling and injecting mice, assessing clinical parameters and quantifying differences with statistical software, collecting tissues and cells for downstream analyses.

The technician performs molecular laboratory assays to address scientific questions posed by the laboratory including: protein, DNA, and RNA isolations, gel electrophoresis, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry, light and fluorescence microscopy, cell culture techniques and cell functional assays, PCR and quantitative RT-PCR, ELISAs, immunoprecipitation and western blotting, sample preparation for omics screening (next-generation sequencing and mass spectrometry).

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline. Two years of experience in a research lab.

License or Certification required by the Department


Special Instructions to Applicant

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section. If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Job Open Date 10/07/2021 Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. 10/13/2021 Open Until Filled No Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // Alternate option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU 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. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday- Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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