Research Assistant - Lascelles Lab

Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106251

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in educating and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal patients, effectively engaging the animal-owning public, government and industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences to advance One Health. North 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.

Essential Job Duties: The successful candidate in this position will be responsible for the execution of the in vivo and data analysis aspects of a research study evaluating activity monitoring. The selected individual will perform related experiments to test research hypotheses involving approaches to reversing central sensitization as measured by quantitative sensory testing in dogs with osteoarthritis . The position will involve project management of multiple concurrent projects, analysis of data and assistance in determining the next steps of such projects, including methodologic development. The position will require interaction with outside collaborators. Works independently to collect data and analyzes research results. Essential tasks will involve primary accountability for data acquisition and analysis, physical and orthopaedic examinations, radiography, and care of client-owned animals.

Minimum Education/Experience: DVM (or equivalent) degree; Equivalencies may be considered such as bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience with clinical research. Successful candidate needs to be able to demonstrate an interest in orthopaedics and pain management.

Department Required Skills: Strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; strong communication skills; strong work ethic

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with clinical orthopedics.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: 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.

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. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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