Research Technician - Journey

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Job Title:

Research Technician - Journey

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Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



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Health Sciences

Classification Title:

12501 Research Technician

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

Research Technician - Journey

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$31,200 - $44,165

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$31,200 - $32,500

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Work Schedule:

M-F w/ occasional weekend & holiday

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Job Category:

Staff - Technical/Trade

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of Comparative Medicine provides housing and care for vertebrate animals used in research and teaching at the Brody School of Medicine and ECU. This includes provision of appropriate housing, husbandry, and behavioral management, preventive medicine and clinical care, technical and surgical research support, and ensuring compliance with multiple federal regulators and accreditation bodies. Facilities encompass over 70,000 square feet, and species include fish, birds, and mammals.

Job Duties :

Duties of this posion include: a. Feed, water, change caging in pathogen-free environment assuring accurate animal identification and placement. b. Autoclave (sterilize) caging, bedding, feed, water, water bottles, stoppers, sipper tubes and any other items to be used in Micro-Isolators. c. Receive, inspect, prepare identification for and transfer aseptically, pathogen free animals into properly prepared Micro-Isolators. d. Observe daily for health status of animals e. Carry out treatments as directed by veterinarians and researchers f. Change Micro-isolators using standard procedures as outlined by supervisor and as detailed in departmental SOP’s. g. Coordinate sterilization quality control (q.c.) with medical technologist. This includes labeling, notification, identifying sterilizer loads with q.c. vials that were run. h. Collect bacteriological specimens according to a predetermined schedule or on request by an investigator or the veterinarian. i. Participate in research by administering medications, collecting samples, assisting with surgery, and other project technical duties as assigned by supervisor.
Animal Care and Sanitation for Conventionally Housed Animals a. Feed, water, change caging, assure accurate animal identification and placement for a wide variety of animal species. b. Prepare and feed special diets as directed. Weigh feed before and after a specified period of time to determine the quantity eaten. c. Perform daily health checks on all animals under their care. Report any signs of health problems to supervisor and/or veterinarian. d. Receive, inspect, prepare identification, prepare caging for conventionally housed animals. e. Clean disinfect animal rooms and sanitize watering devices Help cagewash technicians in cage and rack washing as needed. f. Prepare acid water or medicated water as directed, carefully measuring the quantity of material to be added. g. Evaluate ventilation, room temperature, plumbing and light time systems for proper operation. Report problems to supervisor. h. Evaluate condition of caging, automatic watering devices, and other equipment. Make minor repairs and report other deficiencies to supervisor. i. Assist higher level laboratory animal technicians, investigators, and veterinarians with handling, restraint, and treatments including injections and sample collection. j. Carry out treatments as directed by veterinarian to include primarily observation and care if there is a health problem. k. Weekend observation and care of micro-isolator housed rodents using exacting modified sterile procedures for changing cages and treating animals if required. l. Other duties as assigned, including driving a van.

The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


License or Certification required by the Department:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


Open Until Filled:


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Alternate option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


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: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time