External: Research Professional 2

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Job Summary:

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 a busy research group with 20-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.


  • Duties include other administrative aspects of the research projects.
  • Assisting with grant and manuscript preparations/submissions to include annual reports.
  • Tracking project expenditures and research data management.
  • Managing lab safety checklists, schedules, lab duty lists, lab maintenance and cleanup schedules; orienting new lab members.
  • Arranging equipment repair calls.
  • 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.


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

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Chemistry, Biology or other related field required.
  • A minimum of one year of related experience preferred.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

How To Apply


Required Documents:

  • Cover letter and resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

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