Research Support Assistant

About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Principal contribution is providing routine or standardized laboratory or administrative duties and collecting routine data in support of research projects under direct supervision. Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with the preparation of reports and manuscripts. Maintains and orders supplies. Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; assisting with developing data collection tools; managing data files; and providing general administrative support. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: assisting lab members in preparing and conducting experiments; following established procedures or protocols, provides assistance to supervisor with research projects; performing basic laboratory techniques; assisting with maintaining, behavioral testing and/or surgical preparation of animals.

Unit Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted preferred.

Unit Experience: One year of relevant research experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Ability to learn new research techniques or methods required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Analytical skills preferred. Verbal and written communication skills preferred.

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