Research Aide - Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics (CAS) - Research Aide III (PT)

Cornell NYC Tech

United States

June 2, 2022


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The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG), a very large, diverse and active research and teaching department that encompasses both statuary and endowed components, shares a leading role in research and teaching in modern biology at Cornell University.

The Feschotte and Kellogg laboratories (https: // & https: // are seeking a Research Aide jointly shared between the Feschotte (75%) and the Kellogg (25%) laboratories. The Research Aide will provide administrative support as well as assistance with educational materials associated with cryo-electron microscope. This includes assistance with scheduling of cryo-electron microscope training and the formulation of user policies, as well as coordination of equipment repair.

The Research Aide should be available during business hours (EST) to assist with routine tasks, including:

  • Provide direct support and oversight of scheduling of interviews for prospective postdocs and staff, including travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Coordinate support for cryo-electron microscope.
  • Manage routine logistics related to both laboratories
  • Maintain and update lab websites and curriculum vitae, working with IT professionals as necessary.
  • Post informational emails to listserv.
  • Maintain group meeting calendar and send out weekly emails announcing meeting time, presenter, and other relevant activities including identifying meeting times that are optimal for participants
  • Work with financial administrators to track sponsored projects and accounting associated with projects
  • Provide assistance for sponsored project progress reports, just-in-time requests, and track project spending
  • Assist in preparation of letters of recommendation
  • Maintain lab inventory and assist with ordering
  • This is a 20 hr./week, benefits eligible, one-year term position that is anticipated to be renewed annually.

    Hybrid virtual and in-person appointment will be considered.

    This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree, and up to 2 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination
  • Strong PC and MS Office skills required. Must have excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to serve and communicate with a broad range of people and to work under pressure with many interruptions.
  • Accuracy and Attention to detail and organizational skills are critical.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, situations, and demands.
  • Demonstrated history of reliability and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team.
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. Your complete application will include BOTH a cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching.

    No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.

    University Job Title:

    Research Aide III

    Job Family:

    Academic Support



    Pay Rate Type:




    Contact Name:

    Tara Wilder

    Number of Openings:


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