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Research Technician

Department: Biology Effective Date: March, 2010


17.5 hr/wk

Reports to: Dean for Financial Management

General Accountability

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As staff administrator of the Faculty of ABC, the Executive Assistant is accountable to the Dean for financial management, human resource administration, the management of facilities and equipment, liaison with student organizations, and other administrative functions as required to support the teaching, learning and research missions of the Faculty.

Nature and Scope

The purpose of this section in the job description is to provide context about the environment in which the job operates, main responsibilities of the position, major challenges and other reporting relationships.

This section should provide the reader with a general knowledge of:

Statistical Data

The purpose of this section is to provide some information on the positions measurable components which many include such information as operating budget of unit, number of clients, number of employees, total assets, purchases, etc.


Number of full time and part time students


Tuition and Incidental Fees

$135 million

Residence Fees

$17.5 million

Annual Operating Budget   

$297 million


Number of computers supported


Number of undergraduate users


Number of computers solutions impact


Specific Accountabilities

Typically, key job responsibilities and outcomes are listed under this section in point form. 


Working Conditions

The purpose of the Working Conditions section is to identify a variety of factors in the job which are a requirement of the position and may or may not result in adverse affects on the incumbent.  This may include physical effort required, physical space conditions, or other conditions of the job.


Much of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about. Located in a comfortable indoor area. There is a frequent need to give close attention to various stimuli such as written material and information given verbally to co-workers. The work is varied.  There are deadline pressures, while at the same time there is a demand for thoroughness and accuracy