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Research Assistant, Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

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Job ID: 14645

Updated: January 29, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator and will support ongoing research being conducted by various members of the research team. Successful applicants will have outstanding communication skills, be independantly motivated, and will be confortable working in a team environment.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Maintain Calendar and arrange meetings as directed by the PI and senior research staff
  • Perform specific administrative tasks, such as filling out forms, as directed by the PI
  • Place orders, receive packages, and track inventory for lab and office-related supplies
  • Maintain office and lab-related records
  • Perform basic data analysis as per direction by senior staff
  • Prepare routine reports as directed by the PI
  • Perform basic instrument maintenance (such as changing filters) as directed by the PI

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • B.Sc. degree preferred
  • At least 1 year experience in a research environment required
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform some physical work in a safe and mindful manner
  • Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments

Application Deadline:  January 18, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

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