The primary focus of the Gore research program in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section is the genetic improvement of crops for enhanced human health and nutrition. The position requires moderately complex administrative and research support for the Gore research program.
Under general supervision, oversee all administrative activities including scheduling, purchasing, as well as assisting with developing and monitoring an annual research budget and performing financial projections related to it. Assist in the preparation of proposals for research funding, articles for publication, prepare project reports and organize meetings related to the research program as well as any workgroup meetings for sponsored awards.
Assist with documentation and maintaining reports of research program activities including routine data analysis and maintaining research databases. Process program payments and reimbursements, and manage program and lab supplies used for sponsored awards research. Provide data processing support for the research group. Work in a team environment with the principal investigator, research staff, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students.
This is a part-time (19 hours per week, non-benefits eligible) 12-month appointment with possible extension pending availability of funding and successful performance.
Formal training beyond a HS Diploma or 1-2 years of college coursework, or Associates degree or equivalent; more than 6 months but less than one year or equivalent.
Must possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as sensitivity to individual needs of research group members. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, a demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad range of people using sound judgment, creativity and strong problem-solving skills. Ability to work well with others (and within a team of professionals), while creating a high quality work environment. Must be flexible and receptive to new ideas and approaches. Must demonstrate proficient skill in Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills and strong attention to detail when managing multiple projects. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with many interruptions. Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently. Proven record of maintaining confidentiality. Accuracy in spelling, grammar, proofreading. Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University. Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands. Ability to be methodical and well-spoken.
University Job Title:Program Aide I
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Will Fisher
Number of Openings:1
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