Office of Undergraduate Research Peer Mentor & Student Assistant Position (Link)
Overview: The Office of Undergraduate Research
(OUR; www.OUR.ucf.edu) seeks to hire 2 - 3
student assistants for the 2017-2018 academic year. The primary responsibility
of this position is to mentor students on how to get involved in research and
the various opportunities available for student researchers. This occurs during
set “drop-in” and “appointment” hours in the office. In 2015-2016, over 500
students visited the office during peer mentor drop-in hours to learn more
about undergraduate research. Thus, the student assistant serves as a vital
resources to their peers. The student assistant will also help with research
projects, OUR events, promoting undergraduate research at campus events, works
on special projects, and general office tasks.
Qualifications: Undergraduate researchers and
graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicants should be proficient in
Microsoft Office and have strong organizational, oral, and written
communication skills. Applicants are required to have experience with
independent undergraduate research at UCF. This position is 15-30 hours per
week and must be scheduled Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
The employment start date will begin sometime between May 1 and May 15
(depending on the candidate’s availability). Applicants must be available to
work through May 2018. Applicants in all university disciplines with the
requisite skills are welcome to apply. Students can be enrolled full or
part-time in 2017-2018, or be taking a ‘gap year’ before graduate school.
Application Process: Interested students should
submit a 1-2 page résumé (or CV) with clear details regarding research
experience, a short statement of interest (no more than 250 words), and
summer/fall availability to OUR@ucf.edu. Questions about the position should be
addressed to Ms. Aubrey Kuperman, OUR coordinator, and emailed to OUR@ucf.edu.
Applications will be reviewed starting on March 31, until this position is