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Research Assistant - Stringer Lab

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Posting Number PG191365EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Assistant - Stringer Lab
Anticipated Hiring Range $38,000 - $42,000
Work Schedule 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday, with some work occasionally on the weekend.
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Population Health and Pathobiology
About the DepartmentNorth Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems. With the graduation of its first class in 1985, the CVM is one of the younger veterinary programs in the country. Despite its relative youth, the College has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts and is ranked among the top 5 of the nation's 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the yearly U.S. News & World Report survey. Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. Instruction is in three departments - Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health and Pathobiology.
The mission of the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology is to recruit, train, inspire, and graduate Doctors of Veterinary Medicine of exemplary knowledge, skill, and character. In order to maintain the intellectual and professional climate necessary to accomplish this mission, the department's faculty will advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, inspired mentoring of students (undergraduate, professional, residents, and graduate), excellence in clinical and diagnostic services, and innovative extension and engagement activities.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.
The HEAL group focuses its research and engagement activities on food security challenges at the interface of animal health and human livelihoods in Ethiopia. The group combines approaches from the biological and social sciences to understand the determinants of health and their relationships with livelihoods. Our goal is to understand health constraints of both animals and people, and to use this information to improve livelihoods through effective interventions.
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 DutiesThe HEAL group is looking for a Research Assistant. The selected individual will work on the number of projects related to food security/food safety of animal source foods and impact on human health in Ethiopia.

Specifically, duties are likely to include but are not restricted to:
  • Coordinating and supporting research project activities (for example, coordinating ethical approval submissions and approvals, coordinating shipment and receipt of scientific samples/consumables, and coordinating and supporting project data collection activities and data analysis).
  • Ordering research supplies and equipment for research project activities.
  • Providing budgetary support (for example, using relevant programs to monitor expenditures, generating reports based on expenditure, providing advice on managing budgets and expenditures, interfacing with PHP department accounting staff, interfacing with college-level grant management personnel).

The Research Assistant must be adept at exercising independent judgement and decision making, and their efforts will contribute towards publications, presentations and other funding opportunities. Additionally, the Research Assistant will be expected to have effective communication skills with both investigators and students assigned to projects, and must work well independently and within a team.
Other Responsibilities
  • Position may require international travel to Ethiopia once or twice a year.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education and ExperienceRelevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or relevant Bachelor's degree plus 3 or more years of independent research experience, or substantive relevant independent experience and education.
Other Required Qualifications
  • Prior research experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines, goal oriented, and high level of motivation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute to a supportive team environment.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and data analysis software.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree qualification in epidemiology, public health or global health
  • Previous experience working on low-income country research projects

Required License(s) or Certification(s)N/A
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 12/16/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsIn addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and at least three (3) professional references.
Position Number 00106752
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/EEONC 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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