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Research Technician

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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

Research Technician

Department: Animal Facility - 250101

Minimum Qualifications
A combination of training and experience is required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Special Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential work functions per ADA.

Examples of competencies are primarily those of the majority of positions in this class but may not be applicable to all positions.

License/Certification Required

Essential Job Functions
The Research Technician will assist the Facility Manager in all activities necessary to operate one or more research work settings such as a laboratory, field, and/or classroom. They will assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research in a humane environment while adhering to all State, Federal, and granting agency regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with Manager to ensure daily coverage of species housed in the Facility.
  • Provide proper maintenance and operation of specialized equipment used in the Facility including but not limited to, cage washer, steam sterilizer, table top autoclave, and anesthesia machine.
  • Monitor macro and micro environmental conditions for all species housed in the Facility in compliance with federal regulations and correct when necessary.
  • Provide administrative support along with clerical tasks that aid the daily business operations of the Animal Facility. Duties include ordering consumable supplies, completing P­-card reports, completing reconcile reports, submitting work orders and other clerical tasks as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with USDA and NIH regulations on the housing and care of experimental animals.
  • Assist in post-approval monitoring of research protocols.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Ability to assist Facility Manager, faculty, staff and students conducting research in a humane environment while adhering to all State, Federal and granting agency regulations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • High School diploma.
  • 3+ years of experience in animal care.

Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and possible weekends.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,200 - $33,131
Closing Date: 7/31/2024

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Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


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