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Research Specialist

at University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, United States

Job Description



University of Idaho

Research Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Science

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $18.46/hour or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Performs research activities and analysis, recording observations and measurements, and reports results. Participates in analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision.
Duties may include:
  • Prepare standard solutions for calibration and analyses
  • Interpret test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • Collect laboratory or field data
  • Conduct research and analysis of scientific data
  • Participate in research design discussions
  • Perform literature reviews
  • Prepare reports
  • Compare data and historical records for trend verification
  • Develop reference files, comparison charts, and graphs on research data
  • Assist with site inspections and field oversight
  • Have little or no supervisory responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in biological sciences or related field
  • Following pre-established procedures or protocols
  • Collecting and reviewing scientific data
  • Keeping complete and accurate records
  • Working in a team environment


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Coursework in molecular biology, cell biology, virology and/or neurobiology
  • At least two years experience in a biological laboratory setting
  • Experience with research lab operations and organization
  • Experience with histological techniques and fluorescent microscopy, including image analysis
  • Experience with molecular biology and cell biology techniques
  • Experience in tissue-culture driven experiments
  • Experience working with a BSL2 human viral pathogens
  • Experience with Mac operating systems and analysis software
  • Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and complete tasks in timely fashion
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated capability of organized and complete record keeping


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Must be able to:
  • Work with toxic, volatile, corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances
  • Work in adverse environmental conditions
  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 75 pounds
  • Work with human pathogen utilizing BSL2 safety protocols
Must be able to: Work with toxic, volatile, corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances Work in adverse environmental conditions Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 75 pounds Work with human pathogen utilizing BSL2 safety protocols


Required Licensures, Certifications or other


Posting Number: SP004483P

Posting Date: 06/26/2024

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Open until filled; first review given to those who apply by July 29, 2024. Applicants to complete a Letter of Qualification to address how they meet each of the requirements and how they meet any of the preferred qualifications.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.







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Job Posting: 2229217

Posted On: Jul 10, 2024

Updated On: Jul 10, 2024

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