Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Staff Research Associate 2
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20160194
Appointment Type: Staff - Limited
Personnel Program: PSS-Covered
Work Hours: Varies - M-F 8:00 to 5:00 with weekend and evening events
Percentage of Time: 20V
Organizational Area: Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)
Posting Salary: $21.91 - $27.79
Position Summary: Under supervision, incumbents perform a wide variety of standard repetitive laboratory and/or field experimental procedures at the full operational or journey level of skill in one field of specially; or perform a limited variety of non-standard laboratory and/or field experimental procedures requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness, and adaptability to special and changing needs of research in one specialized field.
Incumbent typically perform a wide variety of standard repetitive procedures without detailed technical supervision, usually in a well-established occupational field (i.e., chemistry, microbiology, etc.). They may also modify, vary or adapt standard procedures to meet the needs of research projects, or improve tests that are unsatisfactory, and after studying available literature, analyze and alter conditions under which determinations are made.
Promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, Accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
Special Conditions of Employment: Shift Work Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Ability and means to travel to sites on a flexible schedule determined by the needs of the program.
May include working evenings and/or weekends.
Proof of Liability and Property Damage insurance on UC or County vehicle to be used is required.
Reimbursement for job-related travel is available and according to University policies.
As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.
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Duty 1: Summarize research findings for use in articles (popular press, newsletter and journal) using MS Office suite programs and statistical programs.
Assist in preparation of grant proposals and in summarizing literature and data needed for funding group reports and assist in writing publications and peer reviewed publications in scientific journals.
Prepare graphical summaries, using Microsoft Excel, that will be used to demonstrate the discovered data in publications.
Duty 2: Collect data and prepare initial reports. Modify, vary or adapt standard procedures to meet the needs of the research project. Improve tests that are unsatisfactory.
Convert raw data into testable value; conduct basic statistical analysis. Ensure that there is the necessary information to evaluate each trial.
Generate summary and overview reports of program activities as needed. This includes educational event and field demonstration evaluations and monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting as needed. Function:Data Preparation Percent: 25
Duty 3: Coordinate and collaborate with with federal, state, county, and local agencies and community based organizations on the delivery of programs to support program functional area. Function:Outreach Percent: 20
Duty 4: In consultation with the supervisor, plan and assist in coordination of project experiments. Ensure that sufficient materials are available to Provide required safety training and documentation to assure safe work environment. Function:Field Work Percent: 15
Duty 5: Assess stakeholder needs for diversification and adaptation of sustainable practices. Use needs assessment information to research and inform educational programs that respond to identified needs. Function:Needs Assessment Percent: 5
Job Requirements Demonstrated scientific/research experience or formal education in functional area.
Experience with research and/or teaching.
Scientific knowledge and skill to make technical determinations and/or observations Required
Demonstrated ability to develop and outreach to community partners. Required
Demonstrated experience with computers, software, and social media for the development and delivery of newsletters, presentations, and other educational materials. Experience using Microsoft Office. Required
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Required
Experience with data compilation in order to produce reports. Preferred
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