Job Description

Field Research Tech/Life Sci

Requisition IDreq10700
Working TitleResearch Assistant/PREP Scholar
Position Grade08
Position Summary

This staff position is associated with the UNM Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP), thus only those individuals applying to PREP should file an application. See the PREP website for more details ( Successful applicants for this position will be supported for a one-year non-renewable term subject to satisfactory performance in the program.

Provides technical assistance, as assigned, in the collection, processing, and coordination of data, samples, and/or specimens for a specified research study or group of studies. Works within established research protocol and under specific instructions as to method, process, and technique to perform or assist with routine tests, experiments, and/or procedures relevant to the field of study.

Under general supervision, performs standardized and/or prescribed data collection and analytical procedures for a specified life sciences field research study. Collects and prepares data, biological samples, and/or specimens, and conducts a variety of standardized tests and/or analyses in accordance with detailed protocol and procedural specifications. Participates as appropriate in the interpretation of field research data and in the publication, and/or presentation of results.

**Please refer to the application instructions for a list of all necessary items to submit a complete application portfolio.**

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

Vocational-Technical Training directly related Life Sciences field; at least 1 year 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

Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical research field.

Be a recipient of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

Additional RequirementsApplications will be accepted throughout the year for students wishing to enter the program. However, we anticipate a major intake in May/June, corresponding to the first month after the date of undergraduate graduation. Each student wishing to be considered for entry in PREP@UNM will be required to prepare and submit documents listed above.Incomplete applications with missing or omitted required documents will not be reviewed.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentAS Biology General Administrative (048F)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date1 Year from Date of Hire
Pay$11.25 - $16.88 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 Date
Application Instructions**Please make sure that you include All of the following items in your application. Omitted or missing items it will be considered an incomplete application.** 1. Current CV/Resume.2. A cover letter indicating how you meet the eligibility criteria, including a statement as to why you require an additional year of training before entering graduate school. 3. A statement of future career goals, and how this training program will assist you in attaining those goals.4. A prioritized list of three (3) PREP Faculty Mentors whom you have identified from the mentors list. Additional professors at UNM will be eligible to be PREP Mentors, so if you identify an individual not on the list please let us know. 5. Arrange to have Official Transcripts of ALL college-level coursework sent to the PREP hiring manager. Make sure that your transcripts show your earned degree; if it does not please make sure that you have a letter from your institution saying that you have met the requirements for graduation. Please have the Official transcripts sent to: PREP c/o Antonio BañuelosUNM - Biology Department Castetter Hall219 Yale Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87131-00016. Submit at least three (3) professional or academic letters of reference electronically to: The letters should address how participation in PREP will help the applicant achieve the stated career goals. At least two of the letters of reference should be from previous supervisors or class instructors and this should be explicitly stated in the letter. *Applicants whose primary interests lie in application to Medical School will be disqualified.*

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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