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Research Associate I

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Research Associate I
Posting Number NFE00116P
Department USD-Dean of the Medical School - BBS
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The Sanford School of Medicine, Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, is seeking a Research Associate who is the primary contact between animal care staff and personnel in a research laboratory. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral required. Prior experience in record keeping, small animal handling and working with DNA, including genomic DNA extraction and PCR techniques, is a plus. This is a grant funded position with annual contract renewal contingent upon continuation of funding.

Laboratory skills: Qualified individuals will assume responsibility for general laboratory maintenance.

Computer skills: Computer skills are required (word processing, spreadsheet, data base maintenance); familiarity with spreadsheet/database programs is recommended.

Animal handling: Individual may be involved in the care and handling of laboratory animals, surgical preparation and surgical assistance.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field and some experience required. Computer skills required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. All materials should be posted to The University of South Dakota online employment website at Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Posting Date 02/08/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/23/2018
Advertised Salary Competitive and Commensurate with Education and Experience
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

Normal work hours: 8 am – 5 pm

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Weekends/Holidays
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Affirmative Action Statement

The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity employee/AA.

Diversity Statement

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine values diversity and its essential role in achieving the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the school. Therefore, the medical school is committed to both recruitment and retention of students, residents, faculty, and staff who through their diversity enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence. We recognize diversity as relating to sex, race, color, creed, rural background, socioeconomic status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status. In addition, we value persons with broad life experiences, with records of service to disadvantaged populations, and with other attributes that may enhance the learning community. The medical school has chosen three areas of emphasis on diversity to enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence: American Indians, rural, and gender.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other