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Special Program Aid (Grant Research Assistant)

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
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Special Program Aid (Grant Research Assistant)

Job Title
Special Program Aid (Grant Research Assistant)

Texas A&M International University

School Of Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary
$12.50 hourly

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type
Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

The Grant Research Assistant will work under supervision and will be responsible for assisting in running on-going, funded research projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Data entry.
  • Data collection.
  • Assisting with recruitment of participants if project requires.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Perform academic research under the direction of a faculty member or related to the Computer Science filed and the URG grant activities and encouraged to disseminate their results at professional conferences and journals.
  • Submit a required final report that follows a standardized Journal publication format in the field.
  • Assigned work may change based on need.
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • May NOT be a currently enrolled TAMIU undergraduate student or graduate student.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with programming and software development during classwork or in research experience in using an object-oriented programming language such as Python, Java, C#, and C++.
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science
  • Prior experience in a research environment.
  • People management.
  • Strong computer skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Interact professionally with university students, staff and the general public.
  • Deal with diverse problems and situations and find solutions.
  • Learn quickly and adapt to the functions of the different research projects in the laboratory.
  • Learn the forms needed for each research project.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong motivation to contribute to the scientific community.
  • Good knowledge and skills in software development, algorithms data structures, statistics, machine learning, and Python programming.
Other Requirements:
  • Position may require a flexible working schedule to work evening hours as necessary.
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish if project requires.
  • Position is subject to funding and/or need.
First review of applications will be June 24, 2022

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files.

Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • List of 3-5 professional references and their full contact information.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Essay describing career goals and how a research position will help in achieving these goals
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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