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Research Assistant

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Job Title Research Assistant
Position Number TN0281
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department HSH BSOM Physiology
Department Homepage https://physiology.ecu.edu/
Advertising Department PHYSIOLOGY
Division Health Sciences
Classification Title
Working Title Research Assistant
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Salary Range Commensurate with uQalifications
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Non-Faculty
Job Category Non-Faculty Instructional & Research
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has a three-fold mission. First, education of medical students, with an emphasis on the training of rural primary care physicians. Secondly, is training of residents in primary care and specialty areas. Finally, training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for careers in medical research. The Department of Physiology is one of six basic science departments at the Brody School of Medicine. Physiology includes 22 faculty members, 13 staff members including technicians and administrative personnel, 2 post-doctoral fellows, and 8 graduate students. The department supports the three missions of the School of Medicine. In addition to medical students, the Physiology Department also provides formal classroom instruction to students in nursing, nurse anesthetist, and physician assistant programs. Coursework is offered throughout the year. Graduate students in doctoral and master’s degree programs also receive one-on-one, laboratory-based instruction. The Physiology Department maintains a vigorous research program spanning the slope of physiological disciplines. Research is a major activity of the Department of Physiology and represents greater than 50% of total faculty effort. Physiology is a central biomedical discipline, important to many medically related fields. As such, the Department is currently working with several other departments in joint degree programs, including the Bioenergetics Program, in conjunction with the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences, and the Human Performance Labs. Department faculty actively collaborate with faculty in other departments throughout the School of Medicine, as well as with several other universities in the United States. The Department of Physiology is located on the sixth floor of the Brody School of Medicine. It consists of 60,000 sq. feet of laboratory and office space. The Department also occupies space in the Warren Life Sciences Building. The department currently has a budget in excess of 1.7 million in state funds and over 1.2 million in grant funds annually, with several additional grants currently submitted for funding.
Job Duties
The Laboratory of Dr. Lisandra de Castro Brás in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is seeking a motivated Temp Non-Faculty member to conduct cardiovascular research. The project focuses on the roles of extracellular matrix peptides in left ventricular remodeling post-myocardial infarction. An overview of the lab research interests can be found on the departmental website: https://physiology.ecu.edu/research/lisandra-de-castro-bras/

The applicant will engage in original scientific research using murine models of myocardial infarction, echocardiography, cell culture, proteomics, and molecular biology to address important questions about myocardial remodeling mechanisms after injury. Applicants with interdisciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will manage multiple detail-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, be capable of troubleshooting and critical thinking, and be self-motivated, dedicated, and creative. The candidate will also be directly involved in executing a wide array of experiments and will be required to work independently and as part of a team.
Plan and execute experiments, induction of murine model of myocardial infarction, optimize and modify procedures as needed, data collection, strict documentation, data analysis, manuscript and grant writing, data presentation.
This is a temporary non-faculty position.
Minimum Education/Experience
PhD in Physiology, biological sciences or a related field.
A demonstrated a strong record of lab research accomplishments in cardiac research.
Experience with animal models of heart failure (i.e., myocardial infarction I/R or permanent occlusion).
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
License or Certification Required by the Department
Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 11/08/2022
Open Until Filled No
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date. 11/23/2022
Initial Screening Begins 11/23/2022
Rank Level Not Applicable
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/56738
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. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.
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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