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Field Research Tech/Life Sci

Requisition IDreq4
Working TitleResearch Assistant/PREP scholar
Position Grade08
Position Summary

This staff position is associated with the UNM Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP), thus only those individuals applying to PREP should file an application. See the PREP website for more details ( Successful applicants for this position will be supported for a one year non-renewable term subject to satisfactory performance
in the program.

Provides technical assistance, as assigned, in the collection, processing, and coordination of data, samples, and/or specimens for a specified research study or group of studies. Works within established research protocol and under
specific instructions as to method, process, and technique to perform or assist with routine tests, experiments, and/or procedures relevant to the field of study.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

Vocational-Technical Training directly related Life Sciences field; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical research field. Be a recipient of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field


Additional RequirementsAs part of the reviewing process, please arrange to have transcripts of all college-level coursework sent. If offered a position, official transcripts showing awarded degree will be required in order finalize your hire
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentAS Biology General Administrative (048F)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Dateone year from date of hire(term end date will reflect 02.28.2018 to be in cycle with grant)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date
Application InstructionsEach student wishing to be considered for entry in PREP@UNM will be required to prepare and submit documents which contain the following items: 1) A cover letter indicating whether and how you meet the eligibility criteria, including a statement as to why you require an additional year of training before entering graduate school. 2) A CV/resume. 3) A statement of future career goals, and how this training program will assist you in attaining those goals. Applicants whose primary interests lie in application to Medical School or Pharmacy School will be disqualified. 4) Prioritized list of three PREP Faculty Mentors whom you have identified from the mentors list. Additional professors at UNM will be eligible to be PREP Mentors, so if you identify an individual not on the list please let us know. Applicants for this position should also: Please have the transcripts sent to: PREP c/o Antonio Bañuelos University of New Mexico 219 Yale Blvd NE Biology Department Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Arrange to have at least three letters of professional or academic reference sent electronically to letters can be of a standard format, but should additionally address how participation in PREP will help the applicant achieve the stated career goals. At least two of the letters of reference should be from previous supervisors or class instructors and this should be explicitly stated in the letter. Please make sure that you include all of these items in your application or it will be considered an incomplete application.