Research Technician

Wilmington, North Carolina
$28,343 to $31,492
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vacancy Number: S00543
Working Title: Research Technician
Career Band Title: Research Technician
Location of Workplace: CMS Myrtle Grove
Competency Level: Contributing

Essential functions of this position:
This Research Technician level fellow position is supported by a research fellowship granted by IKA Works aiming the development and refinement of IKA photobiorectors specifically designed for the mass cultivation of sensitive microalgae (mostly dinoflagellates). Duties include conduct direct research as well as assist in routine laboratory activities in the Algal Resources Collection, such as processing routine equipment required for the cultivation of different algal species, isolation and establishment into stable culture of new isolates from natural, perform research duties such as conducting growth experiments, harvesting algal biomass for analysis, using cultivation methods from small tube cultures to large mass cultures (10+ Liters), entering data related to culture sources and background and assist in the writing and proof reading of data reports, scientific manuscripts and web site literature.

N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Laboratory experience in microorganism culturing and sterilization techniques
Applicants should be comfortable working with machinery and scientific equipment such as microscopes and be physically able to handle heavy objects up to 50 pounds

Preferred education, professional skills and experience:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (University or College) plus at least one year of technical training in a phytoplankton laboratory or demonstrable experience in microbiological techniques
Notions of microalgae taxonomy and culturing although not mandatory is desirable

Certifications or licensure required to perform the essential functions of the position:
A valid driver’s license valid for the State of North Carolina is required

Recruitment Range: $28,343 to $31,492
NC Salary Grade Equivalency: 55
Hours Per Week: 1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Work Days: Monday - Friday, occasional OT/weekends
Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited: 08/06/2018
Position Number: 7908
Job Posting Date: 06/06/2017
Job Closing Date: 06/26/2017

Special Instructions:
Please note: This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.

PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Due to the high interest in positions at UNCW, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the position if selected for an interview. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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