Research Specialist

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment:


Working Title:

Research Specialist

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$48,500 - $50,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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 department provides learning opportunities within the four-year veterinary curriculum and through continuing education for practitioners. Within the Veterinary Hospital, faculty and staff provide care for patients, teach veterinary students, and provide advanced training for interns and residents.

Faculty are very active in research programs to improve the health and welfare of animals and people. The Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program allows graduate students to focus their research in the areas of cell biology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pathology, and population medicine. Other graduate programs with which departmental faculty are affiliated include programs in immunology, physiology, toxicology and functional genomics.

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:

Primary duties of the Research Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing the day to day operations of the laboratory including, but not limited to the following:
    • Maintaining appropriate supply inventory,
    • Performing equipment performance and upkeep, and regulatory compliance, in order to permit timely and successful initiation and execution of planned experiments.
  • Providing oversight and training of student workers,
  • Coordinating and planning of clinical trials and experiments, including, but not limited to the follwing:
    • Assistance with study design;
    • maintenance of the neurology biobank;
    • Data presentation and analysis;
    • Support of graduate student and postdoctoral fellows’ research efforts.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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:

  • Computer skills vital – must be able to work with Microsoft office, specifically MS Excel.
  • Animal handling skills.
  • Previous experience in veterinary medicine.
  • Exemplary communication skills along with strong organizational skills.
  • Candidate must be meticulous, thorough, tenacious, and detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Veterinary technical experience.
  • DNA extraction and ELISA testing experience.
  • Data entry experience (working with Microsoft office).
  • Clinical trial experience.

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. Applicants may also submit an optional cover letter.

This position is being reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and DO NOT need to reapply.

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

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: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time