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Research Aide III at Cornell University

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Type: Full-Time
Location: ithaca, New York

Job Description:


Research Aide III - Part-time (23 hours/per week)

Section of Horticulture, School of Integrative Plant Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Ithaca, NY

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

The section is currently search for an individual to fill the role of Research Aide III. A primary responsibility of this position is interviewing community leaders and leaders of nature-oriented organizations to increase understanding of the primary barriers to greater use of parks and green spaces by young urban people of color to determine if there are common challenges that can be identified.  Another major component is to extrapolate from this data to develop a series of best practices for encouraging youth of color to engage with nature, and communicating those findings to different audiences.

This is a part time, 23 hours/per week position. This is a one year appointment with possible renewal for up to 1.5 additional years dependent on performance and funding.

Required Qualifications:

Associates degree or equivalent  with two two years of experience and interest in working with ethnically and socio-economically diverse and/or underserved populations, especially youth, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidate must be self-directed, able to think critically and problem solve independently, and ask for assistance when needed. Must communicate effectively with all types of people. Must have and maintain and valid and unrestricted NYS drivers license and be able to travel to study sites (approximately once per month travel within New York or Virginia) and strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Facility in learning new software programs required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or other formal training program of four years or equivalent, with 2 to 4 years' experience. Experience conducting literature reviews, in-person interviews, and utilizing Nvivo software is preferred.

  • Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.


University Job Title:
Research Aide III
Pay Rate Type:
Contract College
Contact Name:
Michele Cowen
Number of Openings:

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