University of Central Oklahoma

  • RCSA/Faculty Grant Research Assistant - Undergraduate

    Posted Date 10 months ago(8/9/2017 5:48 PM)
    Job ID
    2017-4366
    Org Number
    012077
    Department
    OHIP Research - Other Spec Fee
    Division
    Provost Vice President
    Job Type
    US-OK-Edmond
    Salary
    $9.75 per hour
    Targeted Job Start Date
    8/21/2017
    Hours Per Week
    5
    Weeks Per Year
    32
    Weeks Per Year
    varies
    Job Post Information* : External Company URL
    Non-Exempt
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    This is an appointed position only.  If you have not been pre-selected for this position and the RCSA grant, you will be automatically disqualified by the system.

    Position Overview

    Graduate and undergraduate research assistants are students who, in the course of their academic training, are employed in part-time or temporary research positions, where the student's academic training is based in part on the research performed. All duties and services of graduate and undergraduate research assistants are to be carried out under the supervision and direction of faculty or administration. These duties may include assisting a faculty member in descriptive, exploratory or experimental research; publication activities, data collection, data management and/or data analysis.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    The duties of undergraduate or graduate research assistants vary according to the
    nature of the research, creative, and scholarly activities (RCSA) project in which they
    participate.


    In general, a research assistant is a student who is actively engaged in an inquiry or
    investigation and who, through effective collaboration with a faculty mentor, has the
    potential to make an original, intellectual, or creative contribution to their discipline.


    The desired outcome for the student should include transformative learning and
    dissemination (e.g., presentations at regional and national conferences, publications in
    periodicals and academic journals, exhibitions, performances, etc.) of their findings.

     

    All duties are performed under the direction and supervision of a member of the faculty.


    Progress reports are required to be submitted at the end of each academic semester.


    Research assistants may not perform routine tasks or responsibilities related to clerical
    or other duties which are deemed outside of their RCSA project.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information. To be eligible for hire as an graduate research assistant must have graduate standing in any field. Research Assistants may not perform routine tasks or responsibilities related to clerical or other duties which are deemed outside of their project.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    To be eligible for appointment as an undergraduate research assistant, the student
    must:


    (1) Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular degree-seeking student at UCO;

     

    (2) Must have Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing in any field and be
    enrolled in a minimum of 6 undergraduate credit hours for the duration of the award;


    (3) Have a minimum of 2.5 GPA;


    (4) Have satisfied all incomplete grades at the time of his/her appointment (thesis
    practice, directed study, independent study, special problems, and internship credits
    excepted)


    (5) Have received faculty mentor notification of eligibility and are a grant recipient.


    Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.


    All duties are performed under the direction and supervision of a member of the faculty.


    Progress reports are required to be submitted at the end of each academic semester.


    Research assistants may not perform routine tasks or responsibilities related to clerical
    or other duties which are deemed outside of their RCSA project.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    Excellent communication, both written and oral.


    Detail oriented.


    Required character traits: Dependability, thoroughness, and initiative.


    Have sensitivity of intercultural communication, and have good interpersonal skills.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

    Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

     

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

     

    Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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