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Research Assistant - Geology & Environmental Earth Science

Apply now Job no: 496150
Department: Geology & Environmental Earth Science
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Other, Research, Scientific
Status: Part Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Research Assistant - Geology & Environmental Earth Science
Salary/Grade: $8.55/hr - $9.65/hr
Job Summary:

The Research Assistant will work in the Invertebrate Paleontology laboratory collecting quantitative data from fossils. Data collection is part of a larger research initiative funded by the National Science Foundation examining the effects of invasive species on food web structure and functioning.

Work assignments are completed under close supervision.
Procedures are well established.
Employees typically follow well-defined policies and procedures.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Duties include processing and curating museum collections, measuring fossil specimens, categorizing paleoecology, and data entry. Majors in Geology or Biology preferred. Assistant should be highly organized with a significant attention to detail, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have a strong work ethic and an appreciation for repetitive tasks, and must be reliable, prompt, and professional.


Minimum Qualifications:

All training is provided, and no prior experience in paleontology is necessary, however, GLG204 is a pre-requisite or must be taken concurrently. Assistants are expected to work closely with faculty and graduate students.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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