Staff Research Associate

University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, NV4.3

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
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If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or . For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. Job Description The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine invites applications for a Staff Research Associate 3 in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Brett. This position does not provide layoff rights and is contingent upon funding. This position is that of a highly qualified technician/lab manager operating under the supervision of Dr. Paul Brett. The duties are to 1) purify protein and carbohydrate antigens from bacteria, 2) perform procedures in animals including immunizations and tissue harvests, 3) conduct immune assays to analyze antigen-specific antibody and cellular responses, 4) maintain tissue culture and conduct host cell-bacteria interaction assays, 5) manage day-to-day operations in the laboratory including ordering, receiving, maintaining training records and supplies, and 6) assist with supervision and training of students. The person who fills this position will learn to perform all the duties listed in their job description and use specialized equipment over time. They should be able to quickly master each duty and independently execute tasks as well as make decisions that reflects their level of responsibility. Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the required area of specialization and two years of professional research experience either in the field or in a laboratory; OR one year of experience as a Staff Research Associate II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. This position requiredsexperience in microbiological techniques, protein purification, immunological assays, cell culture and biosafety level 2 practices . This position requires excellent organizational and time management skills. Preferred Qualifications Proficiency with molecular cloning, working with animals, supervising students, and managing research lab operations would be considered assets. Schedule The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs. Compensation Grade 33 Classified Benefits PERS retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with other benefits. For more information, please visit: Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit For more information about the Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit, please visit: Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program Additionally, we offer a Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of classified employees (working at least a 53% full-time equivalent). For more information, please visit: Exempt No Full-Time Equivalent 100.0% Required Attachment(s) Attach the following attachment(s) to your application Resume/CV – Required. List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented. Cover Letter - Required. Contact Information for Three Supervisory References – Required. Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position. Transcripts – (optional) If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position. Veteran Interview Consideration – (optional) – To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application. Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Veteran Document(s) section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran's Administration, etc). This posting is open until filled Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. Posting Close Date Note to Applicant A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process. Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks. For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment. Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.