Research Specialist I

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Logo Posting Number STA00440PO18 Classification Title Research Specialist I Internal Title Research Specialist I Campus Columbia 01 College/Division School of Medicine Columbia Department School of Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience Band 4 Advertised Minimum Salary $26,988 Advertised Salary Range $26,998 -$30,000 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 may be necessary.

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

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

A Research Specialist I is needed to perform complex research techniques & procedures on grant-supported projects in the Dept. of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuro at the University of South Carolina. To conduct experiments using behavioral electrophysiological, cardiovascular and molecular techniques. 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.);
experience handling rodents (rats and/or mice, and rodent surgeries. 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 Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Immunology or a related field and 1 year related research experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Experience 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 a part of a dynamic team. Excellent speaking/writing skills required.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 05/16/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 12/31/2022 Job Open Date 04/05/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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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, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Immunology or a related field and 1 year related research experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 4/6/2018
    Application Due: 5/30/2018
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