BLaST Laboratory Research and Teaching Technician (LRTT)

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Classification:Research Professional 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Nat Sciences&Mathematics
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary: Our BUILD-funded Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program will enhance capacity for undergraduate biomedical research training and efficacy for engaging students from diverse, especially rural Alaskan, backgrounds in education and training for biomedical research careers. Join our team!

Job Duties:

 

Participate in research activities by supporting and collaborating with multiple faculty (at UAF and rural campuses as needed) in the research projects on which undergraduate students engage; relating instruction to research. Manage the research laboratories of multiple faculty (at UAF and rural campuses as needed), mentoring undergraduate student in biomedical research projects; integrating teaching and research in the biomedical sciences.

 

Supervise and mentor graduate students and undergraduate researchers, provide guidance and leadership, meet with undergraduate students regularly, ensure safety training completion (lab and personnel), and other training as necessary for the biomedical research projects.  Coordinate and participate in development, organization and delivery of the connections courses as described in the BLaST grant.  Participate in mentoring training, cultural awareness training, and other professional training as required.

 

Design, develop and configure active learning experiences in classroom and laboratory curriculum in coordination with faculty, integrating instruction and research in developing courses. Assist and develop workshop and outreach activities. Attend bi-weekly meetings, provide updates on current projects and assist with program development.  Develop ways to collaborate with other organizations and programs, advertising funding opportunities, and assist with preparations and evaluation of student applications.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge and familiarity with biomedical, biochemical and molecular laboratory research skills and statistics, managerial experience especially in laboratory settings.  This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills; including the ability to work in a busy environment and multitask.  Must be self-directed, take the initiative, work well as part of a team and independently, and willing to travel to rural communities.

 

Required Experience: At least 2 years of experience is essential to this position as it is a new developing program.  2-5 years preferred experience.

 

Typical Education or Training:  Master's degree and 2 years of research experience at the post graduate level in a field relevant to biomedical research, 1-2 years of experience in teaching in biomedical sciences or equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

 

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on June 29, 2017 to be considered.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

 

Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check. Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

 

Probationary: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

 

Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.

 

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a DrugFree Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.

 

Tobacco-Free Campus: UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

 

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

Duties

Essential
30Design, develop and configure active learning experiences in classroom and laboratory curriculum in coordination with faculty, integrating instruction and research in developing courses. Assist and develop workshop and outreach activities. Attend bi-weekly meetings, provide updates on current projects and assist with program development. Develop ways to collaborate with other organizations and programs, advertising funding opportunities, and assist with preparations and evaluation of student applications.Essential
30Participate in research activities by supporting and collaborating with multiple faculty (at UAF and rural campuses as needed) in the research projects on which undergraduate students engage; relating instruction to research. Manage the research laboratories of multiple faculty (at UAF and rural campuses as needed), mentoring undergraduate student in biomedical research projects; integrating teaching and research in the biomedical sciences.Essential
40Supervise and mentor graduate students and undergraduate researchers, provide guidance and leadership, meet with undergraduate students regularly, ensure safety training completion (lab and personnel), and other training as necessary for the biomedical research projects. Coordinate and participate in development, organization and delivery of the connections courses as described in the BLaST grant. Participate in mentoring training, cultural awareness training , and other professional training as required.Essential

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