Laboratory Technician

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Oct 12, 2020
Job Type
Full Time


This position will provide laboratory-specific assistance required for the function and maintenance of the Nagamoto-Combs’ laboratory. Such assistance includes general and technical support in biomedical research, animal husbandry and colony management, and account-related bookkeeping.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • General and technical support for a biomedical research laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Animal (mouse) husbandry and colony management
  • Account-related bookkeeping

Required Competencies

  • Willingness and ability to work with mice and people
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to communicate at a professional level in both verbal and written English
  • Understand and adhere to scientific ethics, lab safety procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the lab
  • Detail oriented and diligent in record keeping
  • Ability to use a computer with Windows platform (Windows 10 or later)
  • Ability to comfortably use Microsoft Office applications, at least MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook.
  • Algebra level or above math skills
  • Ability to calculate molarity and dilutions in metric system
  • Training on other necessary software, such as Zoom, Adobe Photoshop and GraphPad (a statistics software), will be provided.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in the field of biological sciences or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience, immunology, medical laboratory science, biochemistry, or biology.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

Minimum Hiring Salary: $31,000/year

Work Schedule/Start Date

Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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