Research Specialist

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment:


Working Title:

Research Specialist

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$45,000 - $50,000

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC


Clinical Sciences

About the Department:

The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in educating and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal patients, effectively engaging animal-owning public, government and industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences to advance One Health.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties:

The Research Specialist is a dynamic position that requires breadth and depth of skill. A key responsibility for this position is serving as the teaching coordinator for VMC 937 (Introduction to Physical Examination Skills – Small Animal). This course requires the Research Specialist position to offer techniques and methodologies for teaching general and specialized physical examination skills including the use of teaching simulation models, basic point-of-care ultrasound, wireless auscultation system, and other hands-on basic techniques such as venipuncture and cystocentesis.

The Research Specialist coordinates the use and oversees the well-being of the research dogs used to teach the PE course. In addition, the Research Specialist facilitates administrative duties for the PE course including management of the moodle page, entering grades, budget allocation, equipment oversight and maintenance.

Another key responsibility of the Research Specialist is lab and clinical study coordinator for the cardiology service. The Specialist coordinates prospective and retrospective data collection. Retrospective clinical studies duties include medical record data extraction and patient follow up. Prospective clinical study duties include sample collection and processing, scientific data management.

This position is responsible for submission of IACUC documents and facilities submission of grants, research budget, including sub-awards and no-cost extensions as part of the research documentation. The incumbent will also assist in coordinating teaching experiences for the cardiology residents such as cadaver training experiences for interventional and surgical procedures and scheduling of Friday AM joint Cardiology/ECC house officer rounds.

The Research Specialist will also manage the dispensing of L-carnitine as a profit center for the lab.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to communicate with a diverse audience
  • Must have relevant experience with management and compliance of controlled medications.
  • Must research data collection and management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required License or Certification:


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Job Open Date:


Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.):


Notice to Applicants:

Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume.

Special Instructions:

In addition to your application, please submit a resume and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:


Position Classification Band Title:

Research Specialist

Position Classification Band Level:


Position Classification Salary Range:

$36,363 - $87,527

Salary Grade Equivalency:


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.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Fire/Explosions, Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents, Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards, Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies, Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Time Limited Position:


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department Id:

195001 - Dept of Clinical Sciences


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time