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Research Specialist

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 18, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Research Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Science

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $17.50 per hour or higher depending on experience and education

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Performs research activities and analysis, recording observations and measurements, and reports results. Participates in analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision.

Duties may include:
  • Preparing standard solutions for calibration and analyses
  • Interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • Collecting laboratory or field data
  • Conducting research and analysis of scientific data
  • Participating in research design discussions
  • Performing literature reviews
  • Preparing reports
  • Comparing data and historical records for trend verification
  • Developing reference files, comparison charts, and graphs on research data
  • Assisting with site inspections and field oversight
  • Having little or no supervisory responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, biochemistry or zoology
  • Following pre-established procedures or protocols
  • Collecting and reviewing scientific data
  • Keeping complete and accurate records
  • Working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience working at BSL2 using a class A2 biosafety cabinet.
  • Trained in BSL3 safety protocols
  • Experience working with biodigester systems
  • Injected/drawn blood from animals
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to apply their skills and to learn new techniques to tackle important biological problems related to infectious disease.
  • Prior experience working in the biological fields of microbiology, virology or cell biology.
  • Experience in producing written documents relevant to the communication of laboratory results, including scientific papers, conference abstracts, progress reports.
  • Good knowledge of basic laboratory techniques, including cell culture and molecular biology.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to perform a variety of specialized tasks and laboratory techniques specific to the needs of the position.
  • Understandings and practices safe laboratory working practices and record keeping.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004164P

Posting Date: 10/18/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled with a priority review date of November 1, 2023. Please complete the Letter of Qualification addressing how you meet the requirements of this position and any of the preferred qualifications.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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