Research Specialist

Fargo, ND
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Nov 17, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Description & Details: The primary responsibilities of the position are to conduct research in virology and immunology [60%] and maintain a research lab [40%]. Research responsibilities will include comprehending the project objectives, designing and executing experiments, record keeping, and data analysis and manuscript preparation. Candidates with skills in working with laboratory animals, biotechnology, virology, molecular biology, immunology or life sciences will be preferred. Lab management duties include student training and supervision, and assisting with management of research projects, maintaining the inventory, equipment, safety training and records. Will be working with biological and chemical hazards.

Responsibilities: Research responsibilities will include comprehending the project objectives, designing and executing experiments, record keeping, and data analysis and manuscript preparation.

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Advertised Salary: $40,000-50,000 - commensurate with experience

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S in Microbiology, Biological or Life Sciences or related disciplines

Demonstrated experience in a research laboratory environment

Basic computer skills in MS Office

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Ability to supervise and work well with students

Preferred Qualifications:

M.S or PhD in Microbiology, Biological or Life Sciences or related disciplines

Experience with animal experimentation

Experience with cell culture, virology, molecular biology and immunology techniques

Experience with scientific writing

Applicant should be reliable, organized, detail oriented, self-motivated and professional in a busy research-intensive laboratory

Applicant Materials Required: Please respond with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references, and statement of professional goals


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made's top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.

Additional Information

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

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