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Lab Assistant
East Carolina University in Greenville, South Carolina
Date Posted 04/13/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Working Title Lab Assistant
Position Number T12522
Department HSH BSOM Microbiology and Immuun
Department Homepage https://microbiology-immunology.ecu.edu/
Advertising Department MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Division Health Sciences
Classification Title
Competency Level 1 - Contributing
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) .50
Hourly Salary Rate/Range $14.00
Work Schedule M-F
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Temporary Staff
Job Category Staff - Medical
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a distinguished research and teaching facility of East Carolina University School of Medicine consisting of approximately 50 people.
This department provides an academic base for teacher-scientists employed by the School of Medicine at East Carolina University in the disciplines of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and other related disciplines. The department provides instruction to medical students, dental students, and graduate students. The department also provides guidance and research experience to graduate students seeking advanced degrees in microbiology and immunology. The department also offers a postdoctoral research training program. The department supports an array of faculty (16)-directed research programs of which many are supported by extramural grants and/or contracts. The department provides service to the school, university, state, nation, and to the profession by activities of faculty members on committees, study sections, in professional organizations, as consultants, and through other activities.
Job Duties
This is a part time position (20 hours per week). The laboratory assistant will be responsible for processing glassware used in biological research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. This consist of decontaminating the glassware, washing the glassware, preparing, packaging and sterilizing the glassware for re-use in the laboratories. Soiled glassware is picked up from research spaces on an as needed basis and the cleaned and sterilized glassware is sorted and returned to storage in our glassware rooms. The job will require use of automated pipette washers, commercial dishwashers, autoclaves, glassware driers, sterilizing ovens, and pipette stuffing machinery. The ideal candidate should have good time management skills, be able to work independently and some experience operating the equipment listed above.
Minimum Education/Experience
Demonstrated possession of competencies necessary to perform the work .
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
License or Certification Required by the Department
Special Instructions to Applicant
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date indicated.
Job Open Date 04/11/2022
Job Close Date 04/20/2022
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/50538
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu .
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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