Research Professional 2

About the Department

Principal contributions are intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity. Contributes to facilitating the day-to-day efforts to promote and manage research group projects. Help manage daily operations of two busy research groups with 40-plus researchers, including scientific editing, strategic and financial planning, and annual progress reporting. This position may be attractive for those who wish to take on more scientific editing and administrative responsibilities in a stimulating academic research environment.

Job Summary

The job participates in scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.




  • Additional duties include other administrative aspects of the research projects.
  • Tracking project expenditures and research data management.
  • Managing lab safety checklists, schedules, lab duty lists, lab maintenance and cleanup schedules.
  • Orienting new lab members.
  • Assisting with grant and manuscript preparations/submissions to include annual reports.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting equipment and arranging instrument repair.
  • Overseeing the ordering of supplies, negotiate with vendors and manage maintenance of laboratory inventory.
  • Website management, GEMS reporting.
  • Host seminar speakers/visitors for the group and assist with workshops and collaborative meetings.
  • Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
  • Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
  • Performs other related work as needed .


Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.




Preferred Qualifications



  • Doctoral degree in Chemistry or other related field .



  • A minimum of three years of related experience.


Preferred Competencies

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Supervisory skills.


Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.


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