Research Assistant/Technician I
The purpose of this position is to oversee and coordinate the work of several undergraduate student researchers on a project funded by NSF through a subaward from the Center of Chemical Evolution at Georgia Tech. The research assistant with help to get a new experimental set-up (i.e., polarization modulation – infrared absorption-reflection spectroscopy or PM-IRRAS) operational and will assist with writing 1-2 publications on ongoing projects in the laboratory.
- Assists in conducting experiments and analyzing the results
- Maintains a detailed electronic laboratory notebook
- Provides support for research projects, including assisting with the oversight of undergraduate research assistants
- Conducts library research
- Prepares bibliographic materials
- Cleans research areas
- Orders needed supplies
- Helps prepare written reports to oversight committees
- Helps write presentations and publications for dissemination to the scientific community
Funding for this position is based on revenue generated funds and therefore continued employment is based on the availability of these funds.
This position is of temporary employment and may not exceed 6 consecutive months.
- Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time
- Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
- Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
- Strong Attention to detail and strong organizational and follow up skills
- Strong customer service skills and phone etiquette
- One (1) year working as an undergraduate research assistant
- Experience using ultrahigh vacuum equipment and performing surface-selective infrared spectroscopy.
- Experience with mass spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (especially 31P-NMR) and Raman spectroscopy.