OPS Biology Research Assistant - Pool Position

University of West Florida (Pensacola)

United States

February 2, 2023


OPS Biology Research Assistant - Pool Position

Apply now Job no: 494472 Work type: Staff Part-time Location: Pensacola - Main Campus Categories: Temporary, Biology, Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

Please review job requirements carefully. Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: https: // careers.uwf.edu. For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or jobs@uwf.edu.

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Position Title (Classification Title): OPS Biology Research Assistant - Pool Position

Job Summary:

The responsibilities of the Research Assistant/Associate are research-related. Research Assistants/Associates provide professional-level support related to research and creative activities that contribute to the mission of the department, under direct supervision by the chair. Examples of responsibilities Serves in a research capacity for a specified department or project within the university, which may include the following duties and responsibilities: • Performs tasks related to specific function/program assigned • Assumes responsibilities and assists faculty members in research and creative activities for a designated research area • Develops work plans in accordance with research objectives • Assists in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and/or research findings • Assists with development and evaluation of materials related to the scope of the research project • Assists in specialized administrative, technical, or editorial duties connected to research and creative activities • Prepares reports as needed • Supervises/coordinates participants for data collection • Supervises/coordinates scoring of project data • Completes other tasks as assigned by the principal investigator(s) • Works on supporting ongoing research grants and assisting faculty with developing new grant applications.

The department is building an applicant pool for temporary part or full-time opportunities. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.

Department Biology FLSA: Non-Exempt Position Qualifications: • Experience with issues pertaining to research and scope of research projects • Experience with higher education research principles and practices • Experience with establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff and faculty • Skilled with organizing resources and establishing priorities • Skilled with planning, organization, coordination of activities • Skilled in the use of personal computer and related software applications • Strong verbal and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications • Excellent programming skills • Advanced knowledge in Big Data Analytics • Knowledge in Hadoop and Spark data manipulation • Knowledge of advanced machine learning algorithms in Spark's Big Data environment. Physical Demands:

  • Physical Requirements: Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more disagreeable environmental factors, such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with often to the point of being objectionable.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Sitting: Frequently
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climbing or balancing: Frequently
  • Stooping: Frequently
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Frequently
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Frequently
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Frequently
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Frequently
  • Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

    This position requires a criminal background screen

    Number of Vacancies 5 Work Hours 20 - 40 hr p/week FTE .5 - 1.0 Salary Range Dependent of Experience Pay Basis Hourly Closing/Preferred Response Date: 02/02/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https: // careers.uwf.edu. Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email jobs@uwf.edu.

    Advertised: July 28, 2022 Applications close: February 02, 2023

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