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Anthropology Research Tech 3

University Of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
HS Research Tech 3

Requisition ID req28756 Working Title Anthropology Research Tech 3 Position Grade 10 Position Summary

As a nationally accredited program with strong educational component in The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI) investigates any death occurring across the state of New Mexico that is sudden, violent, untimely, unexpected or where a person is found dead and the cause of death is unknown. The OMI, which is a special program within the Department of Pathology, determines the cause and manner of death in these cases, and provides formal death certification.

OMI is currently looking for an Anthropology Research Tech 3 for the Anthropology division. Our ideal candidate will be a team player and willing to learn. This person must be able to work with decedents in a lab setting and follow protocols for sanitation, infection control, and safety. The candidate will be assisting anthropologists with collection of de-fleshing and examination of bones. Our ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and be able to follow complex instruction. The position also requires data entry and a high degree of attention to detail. If this sounds like an interesting position for you, we encourage you to apply.

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Please note: OMI is a 24 hour/7 day a week facility. Schedules may vary and include weekend or holiday work.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • For individual positions in which driving is a job requirement, a valid NM driver's license and valid UNM driver's permit will be required.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Annual TB testing may be required if working in a patient care area.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years 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

Advanced working knowledge of complex research techniques, instrumentation, and/or equipment.

Ability to use scientific research software to analyze data and prepare statistical summaries and reports.

Basic knowledge and understanding of scientific research methodology.

Ability to develop, adapt, or modify research and/or data analysis protocol.

Knowledge of the use and maintenance of laboratory facilities and/or equipment.

Organizing and coordinating skills.

Additional Requirements Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM Department Office of the Medical Investigator (389A) Employment Type Staff Staff Type Regular - Full-Time Term End Date Status Non-Exempt Pay Hourly: $18.26 - $24.81 Benefits Eligible This 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 Statement As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid. Background Check Required Yes For Best Consideration Date 3/11/2024 Eligible for Remote Work No Eligible for Remote Work Statement Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please submit resume, cover letter, three professional supervisory references with email and phone contact, and current official transcripts

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

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