Research Technician

North Carolina State University

United States

September 15, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG191302SP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Research Technician Anticipated Hiring Range $40,000- $45,000 Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Department of Population Health and Pathobiology About the Department

The Department of Population Health and Pathobiology trains doctors of veterinary medicine who will specialize in understanding and reducing disease in animal populations, particularly food animals. Disease in these populations poses serious risks to food safety, has economic implications, and, in cases where the disease is communicable to humans, is a significant public health hazard.

Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of epidemiology and public health, microbiology and immunology, parasitology, pathology, poultry, ruminant, and swine health management, as well as pharmacology and risk assessment. Our goals are to advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, and by mentoring and inspiring students, providing world-class clinical and diagnostic services, and offering the public the latest knowledge through innovative extension and engagement activities.

The department is also responsible for the Teaching Animal Unit, a unique real-farm environment in which Veterinary Medicine students learn husbandry, production management, and routine procedures used in livestock production.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties

Primary duties of the Research Technician include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing the daily operations of the biomedical research laboratory, including maintaining appropriate supply inventory, equipment performance and upkeep, and regulatory compliance to permit timely and successful execution of experiments.
  • Assisting with experimental design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and generate publication-quality figures.
  • Aiding in training of students (undergraduate, graduate, professional) and veterinary residents to support these research efforts.
  • Other Responsibilities

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Experience/Education

    Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

    Other Required Qualifications

  • Skilled with Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel), Google Docs (or similar software's). Must be able to learn new software as needed.
  • Bench top research experience with excellent pipette skills.
  • Exemplary communication skills along with strong organizational skills.
  • Candidate must be meticulous, thorough, and detail oriented.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in science (biology field strongly preferred).

    Required License or Certification


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License Required? No

    Job Open Date 07/21/2021

    Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.) 09/15/2021 Notice to Applicants Special Instructions

    In addition to your application please submit a resume and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Repost – this position is being reposted, previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

    Position Number 00108662

    Position Type SHRA Position Classification Band Title Research Technician Position Classification Band Level Advanced Position Classification Salary Range $31,200 - $66,122 Salary Grade Equivalency GN09 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.

    Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Time Limited Position No Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable) Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department Id 196001 - Dept-Population,Health,Pathobi AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www. or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC 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.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have a combination of training and experience required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a closely related area of study?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have animal handling experience within veterinary lab environment?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents