Job Description

HS Research Tech 2

Requisition IDreq5589
Working TitleHS Research Tech 2
Position Grade09
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico’s College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is currently recruiting for a Health Sciences Research Technician 2.

This laboratory investigates how environmental metals such as tungsten and arsenic can target the bone/bone marrow microenvironment to drive tumor progression and alter the immune system leading to immunotoxicity. This position is seeking an individual to help start up and establish a new laboratory in the department, including ordering equipment, organizing the lab, and drafting experimental protocols. This position requires attention to detail and ability to develop and follow scientific protocols accurately and reproducibly. The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of biology, immunology, cancer biology and scientific research methodology, the ability to collect and process research data, and to accurately record and report findings. The candidate will be required to maintain laboratory records including lab notebooks, equipment logs, and internal purchasing request records and will organize data for presentations, reports, and publications. He/she will be required to conduct research according to written protocols under detailed and controlled research parameters in a health sciences laboratory setting. The scope of the research consists of a variety of procedures including tissue/cell collection from small laboratory animals (mouse), tissue culture, real-time PCR, ELISA assays, cytokine profiling, cell growth assays, immunoblot assays, immunohistochemistry, and multi-parameter flow cytometry.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • For individual positions in which driving is a job requirement, a valid NM driver's license and valid UNM driver's permit will be required.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Annual TB testing may be required if working in a patient care area.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • B.S. or B.A. in Biology or Biochemistry
  • Experience performing molecular biology techniques, including, tissue culture, real-time PCR, immunoblot assays, and flow cytometry.
  • Experience performing repetitive and technically meticulous small laboratory animal (mice/rat) research work (training will be provided). Preference will be given to individuals with experience in laboratory animal handling.
  • Experience participating in meetings with the Principal Investigator (PI). Successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, work independently; be technically proficient and accurate.
  • Works both independently and as a team member.
  • Detailed oriented, driven, and inquisitive
  • Effectively communicate in both written reports and presentations
  • Background and interest in environmental toxicology
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCOP Pharmaceutical Sciences (553A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2019
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$12.38 minimum to $15.48 hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date9/2/2018
Application InstructionsComplete Online Application, attach Cover Letter and Resume.Provide at least three supervisory references and include phone numbers and email addresses.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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