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Civil Service Position #CS14-54
November 22, 2013 

Position Title
Research Technologist I

Hiring Unit
School of Dental Medicine

Job Description/Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager for the NIH Progression to Periodontal Disease grant.  The laboratory technologist will process all specimens collected in the study.  This will include aliquotting, organizing, recording, storing and shipment of the specimens according to a rigid protocol provided by the PI on the grant.  As needed, this technologist will also assist the clinicians in sample processing and collection in the dental operatory. 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. 1. Bachelor’s degree in biological, chemical, or medical sciences, (such as biology, pharmacology/toxicology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, physiology, or medical technology) or a closely related field. 

Additional Knowledge and Skills Needed to Undertake Job
Applicants should be familiar with one of the following:

  1. Clinical microbiology techniques, including microscopy, bacterial cultivation and maintenance
  2. Clinical biochemistry techniques, including spectrophotometry and gel electrophoresis
  3. Clinical molecular biology techniques, including polymerase chain (PCRP and hybridization 

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$2,666 per month 

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by credential assessment.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues. 

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to: 

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Office of Human Resources
     Campus Box 1040
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
December 7, 2013


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Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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