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Natural Sciences Student Research Assistant

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Natural Sciences Student Research Assistant
Posting Number
Job Type Student
Work-Study/Non Work-Study Work-Study
Hours Variable (CANNOT work more than 20 hours per week with all combined KC employment while classes are in session)
Pay Rate $9.75 per hour

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

Assist with biological research, potentially including literature searches, data entry, specimen preparation, report writing, and presentation of findings within the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Office related work as needed to enhance the flow of division operations.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Complete scientific literature searches on specified topics.
  • Assist with data collection.
  • Enter and analyze data.
  • Assist with report writing.
  • Assist with presentation of results.
  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned tasks are completed in compliance with various institutional and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous attitude at all times towards co-workers, internal and external customers, representing Keuka College, its programs, policies and procedures in a positive and professional manner. Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.
  • Attend provided/necessary trainings and other meetings to support effectiveness within the position as required.
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Keuka College mission, vision and values and adhering to institutional policies.
  • Maintain high regard for student privacy in accordance with the FERPA privacy policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
  • Perform other functions as assigned by management.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Eligible for a Keuka Work-Study Award or Federal Work-Study Award.
  2. A Keuka College student in the on-campus traditional undergraduate program.
  3. Standing of sophomore or higher preferred.
  4. Computer competency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially with Excel and PowerPoint).
  5. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  6. Understand and behave with a high level of integrity and complete confidentiality at all times.
  7. Ability to be sensitive to and respond to needs/concerns of students, faculty, college staff and the public.
  8. Ability to work under pressure with a high tolerance for interruptions, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Physical Requirements
  • Occasional lifting up to 30 lbs.
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours required.
  • Adverse weather conditions while working in the field on occasion.

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Detail Information

Position Start Date 08/28/2017
Position End Date 05/23/2018
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled No

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Letter(s) of Recommendation