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Research Technician - Journey

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Research Technician - Journey

Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



Department Homepage:

Advertising Department:




Classification Title:

12501 Research Technician

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

Research Technician

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$34,320 - $52,988

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$34,320 - $42,000

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Work Schedule:


Work Hours:

8 am - 5 pm

Position Location (City):


Job Category:

Staff - Medical

Organizational Unit Overview:

A research specialist/manager position in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Metabolism in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The Department of Integrative Physiology and Metabolism is dedicated to the discovery, development, and promotion of biomedical knowledge involving basic and applied biomedical sciences with an emphasis on the study of cellular and molecular basis of tissue function. The research programs are focused on understanding the integrative mechanisms of physiological processes within the context of both health and disease. The investigators emphasize an integrative approach to biomedical science, with expertise in research methods for investigating cardiac function, pulmonary and vascular regulation, skeletal muscle biology, spinal cord injury, nerve regeneration, cancer, metabolism, and bioenergetics. Through this mission, we aim to improve human health through innovative educational programs and excellence in research and scholarly activities in a dynamic and diverse learning community. The duties for this position will occur primarily in the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Center (ECDOI) located in the East Carolina Heart Institute Building.

East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina. Greenville is Eastern North Carolina’s cultural, educational, medical, and economic center. The Greenville/Pitt County area has a population of approximately 175,000 and is one hour from the Research Triangle to the west and the Crystal Coast to the east. East Carolina University (28,000 students) is part of a vibrant healthcare community including ECU Health, a level 1 trauma center, and a 1400+ bed health system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties.

Job Duties :

Laboratory work

  • Perform research experiments under the direction of the principal investigator. This will include but is not limited to Western blots, RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, ELISAs, cell culture, etc. (50%)
  • Assist with animals including surgical procedures (e.g., castration and pelvic nerve injury surgeries, drug administration). (10%)
  • Assist with tissue collection and processing, and be responsible for organization, storage, and proper labeling/identification of tissue and blood samples. (10%)
Lab Management
  • Provide supervision of technical staff and students in the laboratory (10%)
  • Oversee laboratory inventories and maintenance of hazardous/chemical waste records and disposal as needed. (5%)
  • Assist with supply and chemical orders and maintain order inventories. (5%)
Data Management
  • Develop and maintain detailed records of experiments and report data in an organized fashion (tabular, oral, written, and/or graphic formats) to the principal investigator. (10%)

Minimum Education/Experience:

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

  • Basic chemistry and physics concepts, quantitative mathematical skills, and a very good working knowledge of immunohistochemical procedures, data analyses, and statistical procedures.
  • Rodent handling and/or surgical procedures
  • Cell culture
  • Laboratory bench protocols including RNA/protein extraction, western blotting, PCR, histology, ELISAs, microscopy, or other biochemical assays
  • Data entry, graphing, and statistical analysis
  • Management responsibilities in a professional environment

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:


Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:

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

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 Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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