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Research Assistant III

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Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SF00473
Job Title Research Assistant III
Position Number 108561
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PTAA - Professional/Tech/Admin Assoc
Pay Grade Level 5
Pay Grade Range $35,213 - $44,647
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited

Department Information

Department I-Cubed
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI


(Please note: Applications must be submitted online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location CEPS\Providence Campus
Grant Funded Yes
Extension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 05-26-2018 with extension contingent upon funding approval.

Position location: CEPS/Providence Campus

Duties and Responsibilities

Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 10, 2017. Second consideration will be given to applications received by August 24, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (August 24, 2017) may not be given full consideration.


BASIC FUNCTION:

Under minimal supervision or working independently, assist in performing routine and non-routine viral immunology research work or tests on materials or specimens.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under minimal or no supervision, assist in performing non-routine research work or tests on material or specimens.

Assist in the analysis of samples.

Document research procedures and results in a timely and organized fashion.

Handle and maintain technical instruments required for performance of experiments.

Assist in the preparation of scientific publications and technical reports.

Assist in the recruitment, training and supervision of research staff.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT:

Personal computers, printers; word processing, database and spreadsheet software; biological safety cabinets.

Required Qualifications

Required:

1. Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science required.

2. At least three years of professional experience as a laboratory technician.

3. Experience with cell culture and one or more of the following: Western blot, ELISpot, Flow cytometry, quantitative PCR.

4. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal skills.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred:

1. Experience in viral immunology research.

2. Experience in handling human blood or tissue specimens.

3. Experience in handling biosafety level 2 pathogens.

4. Experience in documentation using an electronic laboratory notebook.


ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Environmental Conditions

This position involves handling of biosafety level 2 hazards and material in cryogenic storage (-80C freezers and liquid nitrogen).

Posting Date 07/20/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2539

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a Biological Science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least three years of professional experience as a laboratory technician?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with cell culture and one or more of the following: Western blot, ELISpot, Flow cytometry, quantitative PCR?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other