Staff Research Associate 1 (Limited Pool) - 7992 6/3/2020
University of California - Merced
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Hiring Range
$22.66 - $27.04 hourly
Job Closing Date
Review of applications will occur as openings become available. Candidates will be selected for temporary employment in various departments as positions become available. This position is reopened every six months so please re-apply if you remain interested in the position. This position will close on 12/31/2020.
About UC Merced
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job
Staff Research Associates (SRAs) perform laboratory and/or field experimental procedures in support of academically-supervised research and teaching within any of the disciplines offered at the University; and perform other related duties as required.
Incumbents perform technical determinations and/or make technical observations in one or more fields of scientific endeavor that usually yield technical information and data about the phenomena under investigation. The fields include but are not limited to anthropology, applied mathematical sciences, bioengineering, chemical sciences, cognitive sciences, comuter scince and engineering, critical race and ethnic studies, environmental systems science, economics, English, environmental engineering, global arts, history, management and business economics, material sciences and engineering, mechanical engineering, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, foreign languages, and writing. Installation, operation, and maintenance of laboratory and field instruments may be an essential part of the duties. The information and data yielded are used primarily for research and teaching, but may also relate to public service.
Incumbents work under academic supervision, although they may report directly to a higher level Staff Research Associate or other academic personnel. They may participate or assist in teaching activities by discussing experimental procedures with students or demonstrating procedures. Normally, engagement in teaching activities is ancillary to engagement in research activities under academic supervision.
Under supervision, incumbents perform standard repetitive, technical laboratory and/or field experimental procedures and/or receive training in the more difficult procedures usually requiring a theoretical background in one scientific field. The fields include but are not limited to anthropology, applied mathematical sciences, bioengineering, chemical sciences, cognitive sciences, comuter scince and engineering, critical race and ethnic studies, environmental systems science, economics, English, environmental engineering, global arts, history, management and business economics, material sciences and engineering, mechanical engineering, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, foreign languages, and writing.
Incumbents are expected to possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the positions. These skills, knowledge, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of extensive study and experience.
Background check and fingerprinting may be required.
How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
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Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/