Research Assistant- Department of Biology

Howard University - Washington, DC3.8

30+ days ago
Howard University Mission
Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Compensation
Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.

Position Information

BASIC FUNCTION:
Assist researchers in performing a variety of duties on a research project.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:
Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.

NATURE AND SCOPE:
Internal contacts are with a variety of staff, faculty and students. External contacts are with staff of the granting agency.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Assist the principal investigator in conducting a wide variety of research procedures.
Compile data and assists in routine preliminary analyses; maintains research data in computer, writes summary reports and report findings to investigator.
Assist in preparing progress reports, presentations and meetings as required by the project.
Assist in editing abstracts and papers submitted for publications. Collect samples or data and performs analysis.
Organize supplies, materials or equipment and sets-up participants for focus and study groups.
Input information into a variety of computer software packages including spreadsheets, relational databases, presentation packages and publishing software.
Input information into a variety of computer software packages including spreadsheets, relational databases, presentation packages and publishing software.
Assist in preparing progress reports, presentations and meetings as required by the project.
Assist in preparing progress reports, presentations and meetings as required by the project.
Perform tasks such as filing, typing, labeling and billing conducting inventories and requisitioning of supplies and materials.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Knowledge of the research techniques related to the purpose of the study.

Ability to assist in writing abstracts of scientific papers.

Ability to perform data analysis of experimental results.

Ability to prepare progress reports and make presentations.

Competence in both oral and written English to communicate in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Associate’s degree in a scientific or education discipline related to the research project and 2-4 years of related work experience. AA/AS may be substituted for 4 years of required work experience. BA/BS may be substituted for up to 4 years work experience.

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 202-806-1280.