Job Description

HS Research Tech 3

Requisition IDreq12108
Working TitleHS Research Tech 3
Position Grade10
Position Summary

Funding available through 06/30/2021; continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications, Click here.

The Department of Neurosciences seeks a Health Sciences Research Tech 3 to work within a neurosciences research lab focused on the neurobiological and genetic mechanisms of drug and alcohol use/abuse. Techniques to be used include behavioral assessment, electrophysiology, microscopy, and analysis of gene expression.

The HS Research Tech 3 performs a range of standard to moderately advanced and complex research assignments, under detailed and controlled protocol parameters, in a health sciences laboratory, clinical, and/or field research setting. Conducts a variety of tests and procedures of an advanced, technically complex nature; prepares data, samples, and/or specimens, and sets up and operates moderately complex and/or advanced laboratory equipment. Independently conducts assignments and provides initial summary analyses to investigators; may provide specific guidance and training to entry-level technicians and/or interns.

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 5 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. in Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology or related field with at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Experience in:

· Working with laboratory animals, particularly mice and/or rats, is highly preferable.

· Biomedical laboratory research, including techniques such as surgery, electrophysiology, pipetting, and behavioral experiments.

· Handling and working with very small parts (for example, building models).

· Compile and organize data.

· Monitor laboratory equipment, chemical/supplies inventory, as appropriate.

· Making research presentations (i.e. a poster presentations) or publications (including abstracts).

Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentNeurosciences (993A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Dateone year from date of hire
Pay$13.62 - $20.43, DOE, DOQ
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 Date3/3/2020
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