Assistant to the Institute Director

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Assistant to the Institute Director

Ctr for Alz & Neuro Dis Rsrch - 304102

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Department Overview
The Institute for Healthy Aging (IHA), led by Dr. Meharvan Singh, was established in September of 2015, and represents an expansion of what was formerly, the Institute for Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research (IAADR, established in 2001). The IHA now consists of three divisions: 1) The Center for Geriatrics, whose faculty consist of board-certified geriatricians, physicians with certificates of added qualifications in Geriatrics, specialized nurse practitioners, psychologist and social service coordinator, who are all committed to improving the physical and mental function of our patients, with a focus on improving and maintaining their quality of life. are trained to diagnose and treat older adult health care issues. 2) The Center for Neuroscience Discovery, which houses faculty who study the biological basis of brain disease and injury. This Center and its faculty are committed to preclinical science focused on development of treatment strategies for prevention and recovery. It maintains state-of the-art basic and preclinical science facilities and supports distinguished faculty with research programs targeting neurovascular disease and stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders and substance abuse. The CND faculty have extensive interactions with the other health institutes and collaborate with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences by sponsoring graduate training programs in the basic neurosciences, the neurobiology of aging, and pharmacology, which take advantage of strong research programs in the disciplines of molecular pharmacology, neuroendocrinology, and the biology of aging. 3) The Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CANDR), which consists of faculty researchers from a wide range of disciplines (neuroscience, psychology, medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health) devoted towards a common goal ? eliminating neurodegenerative diseases. The research team spans basic "bench-top" science, clinical research, community-based research and clinical trials. The translational approach of this Center is intended to foster discovery and expedite those discoveries toward the benefit of those suffering from brain disease. A particular emphasis of CANDR is the development of personalized (or person-focused) medicine for Alzheimer's disease. The IHA also supports educational and health promotion programs within the community that encourage healthy brain aging.

Position Details
The Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Disease Research Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire an Assistant to the Institute Director to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Manage the Director's time/calendar. Determine importance of requested meetings and set up meetings accordingly.
* Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
* Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
* Review and analyze budget reports and prepare and develop budget modifications and recommendations.
* Attend meetings to record minutes.
* Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.
* Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
* Perform general office duties, such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work.
* File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports.
* Make travel arrangements.
* Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
* Prepare agendas and make arrangements, such as coordinating catering for luncheons, for committee, board, and other meetings.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Experience with web-content editing software (e.g,. Word Press).

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Monday - Friday

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Assistant to the Institute Director

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Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 6/19/2018
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