Research Specialist

Location
John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-16
Req: REQ09435
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Position Summary:

The College of Science at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Research Specialist, Jupiter, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Florida Atlantic University’s Kowalko Laboratory is recruiting a Research Specialist to perform research on the genetic and environmental factors that regulate behavior. This position will be based out of FAU’s John D. McArthur Campus in Jupiter, Florida. The Kowalko laboratory studies genetic and neural mechanisms underlying behavior in a small freshwater fish, the blind Mexican cavefish. The Research Specialist will perform all tasks under the supervision of the principal investigator. Primary responsibilities include: Performing general molecular biology techniques (cloning, transgenesis, genome editing, etc.) and behavioral analyses of sleep and social behavior. Under the guidance of the PI the Research Specialist will aid in project development, perform experiments, analyze data, and contribute to the writing of publications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

Must also have excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills.

Salary:

$15.00 per hour

College or Department:

College of Science

Location:

John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Work Days and Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Application Deadline:

2020-11-23-08:00

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Temporary positions are not established positions and are paid from OPS funds. Temporary positions are usually not eligible for benefits and retirement; however, they may be eligible for health insurance coverage depending on the average hours worked per week. They provide full-time or part-time employment in an exempt or non-exempt employment situation based on job duties and salary in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Temporary positions do not have layoff rights and may be terminated without prior notice. Applicants hired into Temporary positions may apply for a regular appointment should a vacancy become available.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume is required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

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