Research Technician

North Carolina State University

United States

December 6, 2021


Posting Details 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 programs.

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 evolves.

More info about Streblospio and the Zakas lab's projects can be found here: https: //

Essential Job Duties

Responsibilities for the Research Technician position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Animal care and maintenance
  • Lab organization
  • Performing detailed documentation of lab protocols
  • Some purchasing
  • Administrative tasks.
  • Assist the PI and lab trainees with experiments including molecular biology techniques (such as PCR, library-prep, etc.), live-imaging, and data analysis.
  • 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 years.

    Other Responsibilities

    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Experience/Education

    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 are essential.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • 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- solving.
  • 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.

    Special Instructions

    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 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 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 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. 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

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  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU website
  • Craigslist
  • Carolina Job Finder/Employment Guide
  • NC Works
  • Dress for Success
  • Technical/Trade School Program
  • Job Fair (Identify Job Fair in question #2 below)
  • Direct Contact from NSCU Representative (identify person in question #2 below)
  • Other
  • Other online job board
  • NCSU employee referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Ohter)
  • 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
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents