Job title: Research Technician
Company: University of North Carolina
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Working Title Research Technician
Location Appstate Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.
Position Number N59366/N52194/N59413/N59373
Department Biology – 250100
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
At least one to two years of experience in conducting physical fitness tests is required.
1. An undergraduate degree in biology, exercise science or physiology, nutrition, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
2. Experience in conducting biochemistry lab assays would be beneficial when conducting research studies.
3. Must be a team player and able to work a flexible schedule based on study needs.
4. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
CPR, first aid
Essential Job Functions
Serve as Research Technician for the Appstate Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.
1. Ability to perform and/or assist with specialized research procedures in the Human Performance and/or Biochemistry labs.
2. Ability to perform body composition, cardio respiratory fitness, and muscle strength testing independently.
3. Ability to assist in subject recruitment and scheduling or subject testing.
4. Willing and/or able to handle human samples of blood, urine, fecal matter, and saliva for lab assays such as ELISA, HPL-C, and plate assays.
1. Ability to ensure quality control during data collection in the Human Performance and/or Exercise Science Biochemistry labs.
2. Ability to organize and prepare data for analyses.
1. Ability to comply with all Environmental Health and Safety policies.
2. Must be able to independently use lab equipment such as treadmills, cycle ergo-meters, and metabolic equipment as well as Biochemistry lab equipment.
3. Ability to coordinate Human Subject testing with the Human Performance Lab.
Number of Hours Per Week 29
Number of Months Per Year 11
Mandatory Staff No
Physical Demands of Position
Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time., Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling., Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm., Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips., Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly., Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Hiring Range 15.00
Posting Date 08/06/2021
Closing Date 08/23/2021
Open Until Filled No
Applicant Pool Preference Internal (Campus-Wide-Does not go out on Web)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.
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Optional Documents * Transcript-Associate (Unofficial) – No Password Protected Documents
- Letter of Recommendation (1st doc)
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