Job Opportunity: Scientific and Literary Research Assistant

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Scientific & Literary Research Assistant
Global Ecological Change & Sustainability Laboratory, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Temporary part-time (10-20 hours/week) (start/end dates flexible, renewable- position for at least 1 year).
Remuneration (Hourly rate commensurate with experience): Classification: Grant & Trust Administrative & Technical Research Assistant II, Band B

GTAT (Grant & Trust Administrative and Technical) Salary Grid

To Apply: Please send a 2-page resume with names/contacts of two references and a 500-word (max) description of why you are a good fit to this position to with the subject heading “Research Assistant”
Deadline for applications: Ongoing until a suitable candidate is found but no later than August 1, 2022; only those invited for an interview will be contacted

Location: Guelph, Ontario

The Research Assistant will assist with both literary creation and scientific discovery work as well as minor lab management and general administrative support.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Lab assistance with managing/completing minor tasks including administrative support for individual lab members, assisting with field work logistics (e.g., organizing travel to conferences, email communications, filling out forms etc.), maintaining lab supplies and upkeep, organizing outreach events and symposia
  • Creative and/or scientific research assistance (e.g., mailing items, email communications, preparing pptx’s, management of digital materials, library research, field work, literature reviews, data entry, preparation of maps)
  • Administrative assistance including updating websites, CVs, and editing proposals, papers and other writing

Minimum Requirements of this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree of any kind with excellent academic standing. BAS (Bachelor’s of Arts and Science) or other interdisciplinary undergraduate programs will be considered an advantage

  • Some scientific experience and knowledge required

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • An avid reader of literature; some artistic/design talent considered an advantage

  • Valid Class G Ontario Driver's License

  • Must be able to work from home or on campus office located in Guelph, Ontario

  • Must be able to collaborate and be discrete about artistic endeavours

  • Administrative experience an advantage

  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, multi-tasking, ability to meet short deadlines

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