Research Associate

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Job Title:

Research Associate

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Biology

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Academic Affairs

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Research Associate

Working Title :

Research Associate

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

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Commensurate with Qualifications

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Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

East Carolina University (, a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast.

The Department of Biology ( is a comprehensive department that emphasizes an integrative approach to the study of life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

Job Duties :

The Vance-Chalcraft Lab studies interventions to improve the quality of undergraduate education in Biology. The lab currently has several ongoing projects of interventions and needs someone to help track all of the projects, handle program logistics, and organize data.

We seek a research associate to facilitate our work. This is a temporary position lasting approximately six months. The research associate’s responsibilities will include supporting logistics for the PRIMER Transfer Student Success program in Biology, the USE Cit Sci research coordination network, our graduate teaching assistant training programs, the X-labs reform program, and other lab projects. In addition, the research associate will help organize and manage the data being generated by these projects, facilitate student training on human subjects research, and organize student workers. Lastly, it is expected that this research associate will take on some duties associated with lab management including helping to order lab supplies, assuring compliance with lab regulations, and maintaining the lab in clean and functioning order. The successful research associate will also be encouraged to take on additional roles associated with statistical analysis of data, and preparation of manuscripts for publication. We seek someone who has the ability to drive state-owned vehicles and be attentive to details.

Contingent upon available funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

B.S. degree in biology, ecology, biology education, educational research, or similar fields.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Familiarity with biology education research, experience analyzing data, and writing manuscripts. Independent self-starter who is excited to learn new skills and has the ability to problem shoot challenges.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Official Transcripts with highest degree attained will be required upon employment. CV, Cover Letter, and a List of References will also be required at time of application. Please send 2-3 Letters of Reference to Ms. Jennifer B Jacobs, [email protected]

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


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Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 12/14/2020
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