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Hunter College Research Assistant - Anthropology

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The Research Assistant will assist with the research needs of the physical anthropology faculty and labs at Hunter College and perform additional tasks as required.


Job ID:
7580

Location:
Hunter College

Full/Part Time:

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:
Regular


GENERAL DUTIES

Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs  

- May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation.  

- Performs direct research tasks under supervision.  

- May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data. 

- May assist in preparing reports of research findings.

CONTRACT TITLE

Research Assistant

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Research Assistant will assist with the research needs of the physical anthropology faculty and labs at Hunter College and perform additional tasks as required.  See the Department of Anthropology Website for more details on research in the Gilbert, Pontzer, Rothman, and Steiper Labs (http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in anthropology or a related discipline such as biology, ecology, evolution, geology, human biology, nutrition, paleontology, or zoology.  Candidates should have diverse experiences within physical anthropology laboratories or those in a related discipline. Candidates should be competent in standard computer software suites (e.g. spreadsheet and word processing programs) and have knowledge of hardware and software maintenance.  The successful candidate must be organized, neat, detail-oriented, safety conscious and able to effectively manage multiple priorities.  Candidates should be able to balance and triage tasks with different deadlines and levels of urgency, e.g. those have a long-range time horizon, those that are immediately needed, and those that are ongoing. Candidates should be able to work with and take direction from multiple faculty members to ensure the timely completion of all tasks.

Preferred qualifications include a graduate degree in anthropology or a related discipline such as biology, ecology, evolution, geology, human biology, nutrition, paleontology, or zoology.  Experience working in nutrition, genetics, paleontology, and/or biomechanics labs is a plus.  We are strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity.  As such, candidates with experiences working in diverse environments are desired.

COMPENSATION

$35,244 - $40,681

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY 

You can view and apply for this job at:  

https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=7580&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have (A) 1-2 page letter of interest highlighting experiences of particular relevance to this position; (B) vitae or resume; and (C) contact information for 2 individuals who will serve as a reference available to attach into the application before you begin. The required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Michael Steiper (msteiper@hunter.cuny.edu).

CLOSING DATE

The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 21, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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