Research Specialist - Journey

East Carolina University

United States

November 30, 2021


Position Details Job Title Research Specialist - Journey

Position Number 000989 Vacancy Open to All Candidates Time-Limited Yes Department Homepage https: // Advertising Department MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY Division Health Sciences Classification Title 12502 Research Specialist Competency Level 2 - Journey 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 - $61,111 Anticipated Hiring Range $36,363 - $55,055 Salary Grade Equivalency GN10 Work Schedule M-F Work Hours 8-5 Position Location (City) Greenville Job Category Staff - Medical Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a distinguished research and teaching facility of East Carolina University School of Medicine consisting of approximately 50 people.

This department provides an academic base for teacher-scientists employed by the School of Medicine at East Carolina University in the disciplines of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and other related disciplines. The department provides instruction to medical students, dental students, and graduate students. The department also provides guidance and research experience to graduate students seeking advanced degrees in microbiology and immunology. The department also offers a postdoctoral research training program. The department supports an array of faculty (16)-directed research programs of which many are supported by extramural grants and/or contracts. The department provides service to the school, university, state, nation, and to the profession by activities of faculty members on committees, study sections, in professional organizations, as consultants, and through other activities.

Job Duties

The primary purpose of the job is to assist in the management of a scientific research laboratory. This level of management includes planning, prioritizing, scheduling, conducting, and analyzing various experiments in a wide variety of research projects. Additionally, the person compiles and evaluates data and participates in the preparation of extramural grant applications and written and oral research reports. He/she also supervises research activities and participates in the training of undergraduate and graduate students and other research technicians, tests and optimizes new research procedures, evaluates and oversees managerial strategies for laboratory personnel, conducts literature reviews and evaluates this information to establish new techniques and to gather new theoretical information to advance our research effort, and manages repair and acquisition of research equipment and material.

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

BS in related science and three years experience. Experience in tissue culture, flow cytometry and/or previous work with mouse model/handling preferred

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.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Job Open Date 11/22/2021 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. 11/30/2021 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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