Posting Number PG191671SP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Technician
Anticipated Hiring Range $33,000 - $36,000
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Biological Sciences
About the Department
The Department of Biological Sciences, within the College of Sciences at NC
State University, is dedicated to research and teaching in a broad range of
aspects of the biological sciences. The Department has strong undergraduate,
graduate, and postdoctoral programs and substantial extramural support to
develop and maintain integrative research programs. Additionally, the
Department partners with other life sciences units across the University to
enhance its mission to conduct interdisciplinary research and training
The Zakas lab studies the genetics of developmental evolution. We are
interested in determining the genetic basis for developmental traits under
selection. We use the marine polychaete, Streblospio benedicti as a model
for understanding life-history evolution. S. benedicti females produce two
distinct types of offspring with different developmental programs. Our
research focuses on comparative oogenesis, embryology, and larval biology of
the two developmental types. In this system we can integrate aspects of
ecology, evolution, and genomics to answer questions about how development
More info about Streblospio and the Zakas lab's projects can be found here:
https: // zakaslab.weebly.com
Essential Job Duties
Responsibilities for the Research Technician position include, but are not
limited to the following:
Animal care and maintenance
Performing detailed documentation of lab protocols
Assist the PI and lab trainees with experiments including molecular
biology techniques (such as PCR, library-prep, etc.), live-imaging, and
Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of
Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster
an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.
This is a time-limited position with an expected duration of up to 2
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Other Required Qualifications
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, self-motivation, enthusiasm
to learn new techniques, communication with a team, and careful record keeping
B.A./B.S. in biology, genetics or a related field.
Previous experience working in a lab setting.
Experience with research design such as literature review and problem-
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Job Open Date 11/15/2021
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.) 12/06/2021
Notice to Applicants
Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is
identical to the work history listed on your resume.
In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the
contact information for at least three professional references.
Position Number 00107980
Position Type SHRA
Position Classification Band Title Research Technician
Position Classification Band Level Contributing
Position Classification Salary Range $31,200 - $66,122
Salary Grade Equivalency GN04
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
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Time Limited Position Yes
Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable) 2 years
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department Id 172201 - Biological Sciences
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