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Research Assistant - Biological Sciences

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Research Assistant - Biological Sciences at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

• Take a leadership role in the implementation of program components including seminars
and colloquiums, development of a certificate program, community service projects and

• Supervise a project assistant.

• Participate as an active team member in the development, refinement and maintenance of
program processes and organizational structures, including all group team-building

• Track project performance, including data collection and analysis of the successful
completion of short- and long-term goals.

• Assist with project reports to be shared with faculty, advisory board, students as well as
other project collaborators.

• Meet with project collaborators to clarify specific requirements of project components.

• Other duties as assigned.


Possess a BS or BA with relevance to a STEM discipline.

The candidate should have:
  • Project management experience.
  • Combination of academic and professional experiences covering physical and social sciences.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Preferred qualifications:

•Web-site development and graphic design skills. • Possess a MS or MA with relevance to a STEM discipline. • University program data collection and analysis skills.


H12 - College of Liberal Arts & Science

Primary department:

H1204 - Biological Sciences

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Research
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Salary minimum: TBD
  • Salary hire maximum: TBD
Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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