Research Assistant

NC State University
Raleigh, NC
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Organization Type
*Posting Number:*PG191339EP
*Internal Recruitment :*No
*Working Title:*Research Assistant
*Anticipated Hiring Range:*$40,000 - $45,000
*Work Schedule:*Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (with some flexibility) plus some evenings and weekends, as necessary.
*Job Location:*Raleigh, NC
*Department :*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:*The Research Assistant will manage 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.
The Research Assistant will also assist with experimental design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and generate publication-quality figures. Additionally, the position will aid in training of students (undergraduate, graduate, professional) and veterinary residents to support these research efforts.
*Other Responsibilities:*Perform other related duties as assigned.
*Minimum Education and Experience:*Relevant Master's degree or Bachelor's degree in science (biology field, especially genetics, cell biology, strongly favored) and three years of experience within a related field.
*Other Required Qualifications:*
* Skills in Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel), and Google Docs (or similar software's).
* Ability to learn new software as needed.
* Bench top research experience with excellent pipette skills.
* Exemplary communication skills along with strong organizational skills.
* Meticulous, thorough, and detail oriented.
*Preferred Qualifications:*
* Masters degree in biological sciences field (e.g., Genetics, Cell biology)
* Experience with DNA/RNA extraction, flow cytometry, cell culture, PCR, microscopy (light, epifluorescent), Veterinary technical experience.
*Required License(s) or Certification(s):*N/A
*Valid NC Driver's License required:*No
*Commercial Driver's License required:*No
*Job Open Date:*11/12/2021
*Anticipated Close Date:*Open until filled.
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
*Position Number:*00108913
*Position Type:*EHRA Non-Faculty
*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
*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. 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.

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