Research Specialist II

Columbia, SC
Jul 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00094PO17 Classification Title Research Specialist II Internal Title Research Specialist II Campus Columbia 01 College/Division School of Medicine Columbia Department School of Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $32,838 Advertised Salary Range $32,838 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm (flexibility in hours to be available an occasional evening or weekend. 37.5 – 40 hours per week total.

Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Research Specialist II will perform complex research techniques & procedures on grant-supported projects in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina. To conduct experiments using behavioral electrophysiological, cardiovascular and molecular techniques. Occasional evening or weekend work will be required. The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Immunology or related scientific field, a record of strong communication and writing skills, experience with in vivo approaches (e.g. surgical techniques, behavioral analyses, tissue dissection, electrophysiology, etc.). Preference will be given to highly motivated individuals with demonstrated ability to conduct research with rigorous record keeping and enthusiasm to take an active role in shaping the research program. This position is established in support of expanded research activities and is at least a one-year commitment. The candidate is expected to demonstrate commitment to professional business conduct, including adherence to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree in a related field: Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Immunology and 1 year related research experience, or high school diploma and 5 years related research experience.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Experience with handling rodents (rats and/or mice), experience with rodent surgeries and perfusion, behavioral analyses, tissue dissection, electrophysiology, etc. The individual must be highly motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 09/01/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 12/31/2018 Job Open Date 07/21/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and 1 year related research experience OR a high school diploma and 5 years related research experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae


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