Available Title(s): 1161-YN_ADMINPRO - Scientific Assistant
Business Title: Scientific Assistant
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties:
This position provides professional level research support to the Principal Investigators (PIs) in the Sun lab and the Roberts lab in the study of the role of neural G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in the regulation of reproduction and immune homeostasis in C. elegans and other projects.
The Scientific Assistant is expected to perform complex lab research. Performs laboratory research including the design of research approaches and identifying and defining research problems, collect, analyze and interpret research data while ensuring quality control, make improvements to techniques and interpretation. The position will also write reports and journal publications. The SA will manage and maintain daily laboratory operations, conducting laboratory maintenance and care of scientific instrumentation to ensure a safe working environment.
*This is a fixed term position; expected to end one year from date of hire. Position renewal will be contingent upon funding and/or need for extension.
Essential Job Functions:
15% Data and Research Project Management
10% Laboratory Operations
5% Supervision and Training
A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.
Experience with text and data processing software.
Experience with collecting and recording data.
Research experience in reproduction and/or neuroimmunology and/or working with C. elegans.
Monthly Salary: Minimum: $3,750.85, Midpoint: $4,574.21, Maximum: $5,397.56; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
This is a Temporary position. Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end one year after date of hire. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening and Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by March 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application.
Cover Letter (required)
External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
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