Job Description

Research Scientist 2

Requisition IDreq8996
Working TitleResearch Scientist 2
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The Center for Global Health, within the Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking a term senior technician with experience in a wide array of animal techniques, including laboratory animal handling, rodent trapping, and field work. In addition, laboratory skills, including subcloning, tissue culture, Q-PCR, ELISAs, diagnostics development, western blots, and neutralizing antibody assays are needed. The technician will also be responsible for lab organization and ordering procedures. BSL-3 experience is preferred.

The lab focuses on basic immunology, with an emphasis on immunity to emerging and re-emerging viral pathogens, as there are few treatments or vaccines available for many of these viruses. Current projects in the lab include development and testing of vaccines that generate cross-reactive immune responses against multiple viruses and immunity against hantaviruses.

The Department of Internal Medicine is a large, progressive department with a diverse staff working in dedicated teams to provide quality work in an organized, effective and efficient manner through innovation, training, and education. Through our collaborative work effort, we support the faculty and enhance the missions of the department, school, Health Sciences Center and University.

Notice: Funding available through 6/01/2020; continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications,

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; 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
  • More than 10 years of laboratory experience
  • Experience in rodent trapping/field work
  • BSL-3 experience
  • Q-PCR
  • Diagnosis development
  • Mouse handling experience
  • Molecular biology experience
Additional RequirementsSome travel within the state may be required.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentIM Global Health (852U)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/01/2020
Pay$2,986.30 - $4,478.93
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 Date5/23/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application includes:

1)Cover Letter detailing your directly related experience


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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