Research Specialist - Contributing

East Carolina University

United States

January 18, 2022

Description

Position Details Job Title Research Specialist - Contributing

Position Number 965769 Vacancy Open to All Candidates Time-Limited Yes Department Homepage www. ecu.edu/physiology Advertising Department PHYSIOLOGY 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 $42,000 - $52,000 Salary Grade Equivalency GN08 Work Schedule M-F Work Hours 8-5 pm Position Location (City) Greenville Job Category Staff - Medical Organizational Unit Overview

The department of Physiology in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University seek a highly motivated and qualified research laboratory technician to assist with experiments designed to investigate the biochemical, molecular, cellular, and functional effects of myocardial infarction. The incumbent will possess the ability to manage projects, plan and execute experiments alone or in conjunction with others, and modify/develop procedures as needed. Duties include but are not limited to data collection, documentation, and analysis as well as laboratory and equipment maintenance, safety, and management. The incumbent will need to demonstrate and model effective communication, mental concentration, self-motivation, and troubleshooting skills. Work may also include the training and supervision of staff, students and others in performing specific techniques/experiments and willingness to meet on-call obligations as needed. A science background and experience with a combination of techniques such as colony management, processing rodent tissues for western blotting, ELISAs, histology and immunohistochemistry and imaging, qPCR, cell culture, ex vivo isolated organelle, cell, and metabolic assays, and mass spectrometry is preferred. Experience with statistical methods, construction of graphical images, and data interpretation as well as budgeting and researching pertinent information is also preferred and the ability to draw inferences and participation in scientific writing is desirable.

Job Duties

A lab technician position is open to a candidate who is interested in conducting scientific research in a basic science laboratory. A successful candidate will possess the ability to plan and execute experiments alone or in conjunction with others, optimize and modify procedures as needed, data collection, strict documentation, data analysis, laboratory maintenance and management, instrument calibration and management, ordering, and project management. The employee will need to demonstrate and model effective mental concentration, self-motivation, and troubleshooting skills. Work will include the training and supervision of staff, students, and other in performing specific techniques/experiments and on laboratory environmental and chemical safety. A science background and experience with techniques such as western blotting, histology and immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR, and cell culture are desired.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation

None

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Graduation from a four-year college and 3 years of experience. The ideal candidate will hold an undergraduate or masters degree in Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, Genetics, Immunology, and/or related field.

License or Certification required by the Department

None

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.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Job Open Date 01/10/2022 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. 01/18/2022 Open Until Filled No Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/47898 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.

    AA/EOE

    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 ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu.

    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 employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday- Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

    Supplemental Questions

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  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
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  • Documents Needed To Apply

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  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Cover Letter
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