Research Technician

North Carolina State University

United States

November 30, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG191697SP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Research Technician Anticipated Hiring Range $36,000-$40,000 Work Schedule 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday, some overtime may be required. Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering About the Department

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in civil engineering, construction engineering, and environmental engineering. Seven graduate programs are offered in computing & systems, construction engineering, water resources and environmental engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, transportation systems and materials, and geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering.

For more information on the department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, visit our website: https: // www.

Essential Job Duties

The Harris lab works in the areas of environmental microbiology. Current projects in the Harris lab focus on evaluating environmental contamination in association with natural disasters; bacterial and viral contamination in drinking water and surfaces in both developed and developing countries; and effectiveness of practical interventions to reduce exposure to pathogens through water, food, or surface contamination.

The Research Technician will support the laboratory and field efforts to achieve the research objectives in the Harris group within the Environmental Engineering laboratories. This includes benchtop microbiological analysis (e.g., cell culture, qPCR and ddPCR, nucleic acid extractions), collecting field samples (both domestically and abroad),maintaining biological cultures, performing laboratory management activities (e.g., development and maintenance of safety plans, ordering equipment and supplies, equipment maintenance), and training undergraduate workers in relevant microbiological techniques.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as directed by Supervisor.

Minimum Experience/Education

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Experience with microbiological techniques (including anaerobic) routinely used in environmental and/or clinical sciences.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience with nucleic acid extractions and digital droplet PCR for wastewater-based surveillance of infectious diseases.
  • Master's degree in microbiology, laboratory technology or environmental sciences or related field
  • Prior experience working in an analytical laboratory environment.
  • Required License or Certification

  • Valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire
  • Valid NC Driver's License required Yes Commercial Driver's License Required? No

    Job Open Date 11/23/2021

    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.) 11/30/2021 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 (3) professional references.

    Position Number 00108953

    Position Type SHRA Position Classification Band Title Research Technician Position Classification Band Level Journey Position Classification Salary Range $31,200 - $66,122 Salary Grade Equivalency GN06 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) 1.00 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Time Limited Position Yes Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable) 1 year with annual renewal Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department Id 140301 - Civil Const & Environ Engineer 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

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Radio / Television Advertisement
  • Professional Organization
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • 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 demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How many years do you have in a lab setting? Please explain your role?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

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