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The University's best practices are 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.

Technical Associate - GRANT-FUNDED

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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.

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