The University of Tennessee Anthropology Department is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Research Specialist II for the Forensic Anthropology Center (FAC). This position will assist the FAC Director with managing a large-scale decomposition research project. The funding for this position is scheduled to end on December 31, 2020, but an extension is possible as is new funding starting January 2021.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The FAC has received a large federal grant to study the effects of medications, drugs and end-of-life diseases on human decomposition rates. The successful candidate will be trained to collect observational data on human decomposition and scavenging and collect insect, soil and microbe samples from deceased donors. In addition, the successful applicant will help facilitate other research at the Anthropology Research Facility (ARF) and assist with FAC short course preparations.
The individual will be responsible for:
1. Collecting observational as well as physical data from donors.
2. Assisting the Director in the enrollment of donors into the funded project. 3. Coordinating all data collection from project research partners.
4. Maintaining a large project database. 5. Assisting with other research projects at the FAC. 6. Assisting with the preparation of publications and reports stemming from the research projects.
7. Assisting with FAC short course preparation as well as ARF and lab maintenance as needed.
Internal Number: 200111
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