Research Technician


Position: Research Technician (part time)
Open:  10/23/17
Closed:  Open until filled
Salary:  $13.54 – $14.70/hour

Scheduling of half-time work can be flexible; but needs to be relatively consistent from week to week.

Institutional Function:
This position is under the supervision of the Principal Investigator of the GENETICS AND PRE-ECLAMPSIA grant, a subcontract of the University of North Dakota grant, RR-03-010,  IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) : NIH grant P20 RR016741 from the NCRR.


The scope of responsibility of the Research Technician will be to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in conducting a scientific investigation of possible genetic influences on the risk of developing pre-eclampsia (PE), a serious complication of pregnancy.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. With training, master the laboratory techniques necessary to perform the laboratory methods needed to purify and analyze DNA samples.
  2. During the first 2 weeks of employment, obtain certification in the ethical conduct of medical research involving human participants. This is accomplished through an online course of about 8 hours duration.
  3. Learn the proper use of computer databases, (eg. Excel, WORD) and use them to record study results.
  4. Teach and supervise TMMC students (“student research assistants” (SRAs)) in conducting the above methods;
  5. Learn and apply proper standards for safe conduct of genetic experimentation, such as outlined above. Teach SRAs these standards and ensure their adherence to them.
  6. Conduct quality control assessments of all laboratory testing procedures, analyze and report results to the PI.
  7. Periodically assess the inventory of laboratory supplies and order needed supplies with the approval of the PI.
  8. Perform routine maintenance and upkeep on laboratory equipment and advise the PI of additional equipment or repairs needed;
  9. Assist in recruiting and consenting additional participants in this study.
  10. Learn and strictly adhere to principles of confidentiality as applied to human subjects’ research information;
  11. Assist in the preparation of scientific manuscripts describing the results of this research effort;
  12. Act as a role model and mentor for SRAs;
  13. Provide suggestions and feedback to the PI regarding the capabilities and work performance of SRAs
  14. Provide administrative assistance to process SRA’s time sheets, write purchase orders, process travel requests etc.

Associates Degree preferred.

On the job training available.

How to Apply

Application Packet / Submission:  To be considered for open positions at TMCC, prospective applicants must submit an Application for Employment, cover letter, curriculum vitae and/or resume, college transcripts, three current (within 1 year) letters of reference, and, if applicable, enrollment documentation from a federally recognized tribe and/or veterans preference.  Full time regular employees who apply for a position within the college will receive 5 in-house preference points.  Required licensure/certification as specified in the position vacancy announcement is also required.

The packet will be determined to be incomplete if any required documents are missing; thus the application will not be considered.

All completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resource Manager who will determine which applicants meet qualification requirements per vacancy announcement.

Employment Application (1.41 MB PDF)

Please Note


For more information on any of these positions please contact:

Holly Cahill, Human Resources Manager

Telephone: (701)477.7938


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

The Turtle Mountain Community College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. In adhering to this policy the college abides by the requirements with the Title IX, Education amendments of 1972; with Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; by section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Questions or comments may be referred to Holly Cahill, Human Resources Manager, Turtle Mountain Community College PO BOX 340, Belcourt, ND 58316 (701)477-7809, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 10220 North Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64153-1367.