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Research Staff Assistant

Dept of Biological Sciences

Research Staff Assistant

  • 525752
  • Morningside
  • Dept of Biological Sciences
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: May 13 2022
  • Grade R4
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 20
  • Salary Range: $22,685 minimum

Position Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor Przeworski, the incumbent provides administrative support, assisting with the organization of the lab, its supplies and databases.

This is a 12 month, grant-funded position with the possibility of extension if additional funding is secured. 


  • Assists with the organization and preparation of samples for shipments and their receipt; tracks incoming and outgoing samples for the lab that are being sent out for genetic screening; updates data sets held in the lab with the results from these genetic screenings.
  • Assists with the initial drafts of applications for data sets in human genetics and the initial preparation of IRB applications; providing initial completion of forms to obtain access to new data sets and IRB approval for use.
  • Maintains the lab’s data sets and website.
  • Maintains and organizes lab samples.
  • Assists researchers with computational or experimental lab research projects; assists with proofing code revisions in homemade scripts in Python.
  • Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or natural sciences. One year of experience in a research environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with R, Python or an HPC environment

Other Requirements

  • Familiarity with google docs and spreadsheets. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks.

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