OPS Research Assistant

Florida Gulf Coast University
Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Summary

Florida Gulf Coast University's vision is to be a premier comprehensive university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment. Under the supervision of a regular faculty member conducting the research project, the Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the faculty member in a variety of non-administrative tasks which may include preparing resources, equipment, materials for the research, and documenting results in support of the research activities.

Job Description

Typical duties include but no limited to:

  • Research and collects data through complex techniques and procedures, library research, structured interviews or other project specific methodology.
  • Interprets, synthesizes and analyzes data.
  • Schedules, organizes and reports on status of research activities.
  • Plans and modifies research techniques, procedures, tests, equipment or software management.
  • Writes and edits materials for publication and presentation.
  • Meets with faculty supervisor on regular basis to maintain ongoing communication regarding the quality of the assistant’s performance.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Experience working independently and in team environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
  • Ability to work independently, accurately and to problem solves technical and methodological issues that arise during the course of the research.
  • Ability to apply sound research techniques, methodology and logical critical analysis. Strong organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work comfortably with all individuals in a diverse multicultural environment.

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