Technical Associate - GRANT-FUNDED

Job Details

Job no: 511553
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

POSITION DESCRIPTION

OFFICAL JOB TITLE: Technical Associate

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

WORKING TITLE: Research Technician

DEPARTMENT: TBD

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: AFT

EEO STATUS: 35

JOB CODE: 1965

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: TBD

SUPERVISES: Student research assistants

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The primary responsibility of a Technical Associate is to assist students, faculty and other researchers with all aspects of carrying out research: including conducting research operations, presenting results and assisting with grant proposal preparation and administration.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Perform research under the supervision of a more senior researcher

· Assist with experimental or research program design

· Assist and supervise student researchers

· Provide process specific training

· Supervise, manage and maintain experimental or computational equipment

· Analyze data, maintain records and/or laboratory notebooks

· Assist with all aspects of laboratory operation including stocking and ordering supplies, cleaning and organizing

· Prepare presentation materials

· Assist with grant proposal preparation

· Assist with preparation of manuscripts and publications

· Assist with development, implementation and maintenance of web based communications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Baccalaureate degree in a relevant field

EXPERIENCE: Hands on experience in an area related to the research activity

OTHER: Ability and willingness to work irregular hours may be required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

· Strong communication skills

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Ability to conduct experiments and/or perform computations

· Ability to assist, supervise and train student researchers and research staff

· Ability to maintain, calibrate and operate equipment

· Significant knowledge about equipment repair

· Ability to learn new laboratory and/or computational techniques and skills

· Ability to practice and promote safe, clean and secure laboratory practices

· Ability to assist and support senior researchers in all aspects of running a research enterprise

· Other as identified by the supervisor

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· As identified by the supervisor

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled.

Advertised: 21 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Organization

Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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