Research Coordinator, Senior Location:
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This position is subject to the availability of funding. The incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
Plans, coordinates, and monitors the execution of research activities of high complexity. Acts as primary contact for administrative and logistical activities required to support research. May support the conduct of advanced research through data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Essential Position Responsibilities
- Plans and coordinates the day-today initiation and operation of research and data collection activities.
- Acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff and as an operational liaison for other research organizations, funding agencies, and regulating bodies.
- Plans, implements, and maintains data collection and analysis systems; may coordinate and support the collection and analysis of data.
- Establishes and coordinates logistical arrangements for research subjects and outreach activities, as appropriate to the study.
- Assists with providing administrative and fiscal support to investigators and research staff; assists with establishing budgets and financial reporting procedures, and monitors and controls expenditures.
- Assists in the development and writing of grant proposals and/or business plans for specific research projects.
- Monitors the progress of research activities; develops and maintains records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, primarily for internal audiences.
- Coordinates the day-to-day activities of technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position; may perform aspects of research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives.
- Supports the conduct of research through data collection, analysis, and interpretation using advanced methods.
- May direct the work of, mentor, and/or evaluate paid students or other research support resources.
- Master’s degree in area of assignment.
- 4-6 years of relevant experience.
- Any equivalent combination of related education, experience, and/or training.
- PhD in a relevant biological science or a closely related discipline.
- Experience working with fungal pathogens, specifically C. immitis and C. posadasii.
- Relevant experience including the ability to use molecular genetic tools to design, ana-lyze, and conduct CRISPR/cas9 genetic manipulation research.
- Skills in verbal and written communication (assessed via first author publications and presentations in CV).
- Experience working with murine models of infectious disease.
- Previous experience with viral research at BSL2 and/or BSL3.
- Experience conducting animal model of infection in an ABSL3.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Advanced knowledge of principles and techniques of relevant research practices.
- Advanced knowledge of research methods, protocols, data collection, and analysis.
- Intermediate knowledge of relevant research discipline.
- Knowledge of proper safety and compliance practices related to the conduct of research.
- Advanced technical understanding and proficiency related to conducting relevant research procedures.
- Monitors and coordinates complex research activities with multiple components.
- Balances competing priorities and makes decisions regarding resource allocation.
- Organizes data and information and supports analysis; may conduct independent analysis or review.
- Communicates effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, including external parties.
- Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience.
**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website.
NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service.
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.
September 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.