Research Access Assistant
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About the Opportunity:
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Dr. Mona Minkara, a blind Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at
Northeastern University, is seeking a full-time Research Access
Assistant (RAA) to assist in conducting computational research and
with teaching. This role contains the responsibilities of both a
researcher and an access assistant. The research component entails
assisting with submitting computational chemistry simulations,
writing/testing/running programs to analyze data, and
writing/creating scientific figures, publications, and
presentations. The individual will also assist with Dr. Minkara's
teaching by helping to prepare materials, reviewing content with
Dr. Minkara, and supporting activities in the classroom. The access
assistant responsibilities include helping to find, research,
describe, and communicate complex scientific information to Dr.
Minkara. This access assistant will also help +with general
accessibility tasks related to her disability. In this unique job
position, science and accessibility are inherently intertwined, so
the ideal candidate must possess skills relevant to both
computational research and accessibly conveying information to
blind individuals. The RAA will work with Dr. Minkara at all stages
of the scientific process; from conception to publication, which
will require the candidate to effectively communicate with both a
general audience, through created materials, and a blind audience,
when working with Dr. Minkara to create the materials. Assist with
general accessibility work-related tasks related to her disability.
Job candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn how to
assist blind individuals.
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related field required.
● Experience with computer programming is required.
● Experience with Linux OS and/or high-performance computing
systems is preferred.
● Previous experience with computational chemistry research is
● Experience with primary literature searching and reviewing.
● Experience making high quality figures and graphics using
Matplotlib and/or Xmgrace preferred.
● Experience making conference quality posters and presentations
● Experience with LaTEX and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
● Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
● Excellent Google Suite skills.
● Excellent communication, descriptive, and interpersonal
● Excellent organization skills.
● Good attention to detail and note-taking ability.
● Open to learn how to work with visually disabled individuals is
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