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Research Associate I

University of Illinois at Chicago
Greektown, IL
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

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Research Associate I University of Illinois at Chicago

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nations preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent Best Colleges rankings published by U. S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary

Looking for a motivated entry-level hire to support the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Energy Resources Center's (ERC) pollinator habitat conservation work. The ideal candidate has a strong interest and passion for sustainability and pollinator conservation. The UIC ERC facilitates the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group, which provide expertise and resources to 400+ organizations, primarily from the transportation and utility sectors, interested in promoting pollinator habitat and healthy ecosystems on energy and transportation landscapes. This position would primarily support administration of the nationwide Monarch Butterfly Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances and the development of a similar voluntary conservation agreement for at-risk bumble bee species.

Duties & Responsibilities

Perform technical reviews of program applications and other documentation provided by industry participants.
Assist with planning and organizing meetings and webinars, including scheduling, preparing agendas and presentations, and note-taking.
Assist with partner coordination and outreach, including managing task forces, direct communications, document control, and other tracking activities.
Assist with grant and report writing.
Perform independent literature reviews or background research to become familiar with technical knowledge needed for this role.
Perform other related administrative or research tasks as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in social science or related field required.
Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, practices and procedures.
Entry level knowledge of research methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace platform.
Strong attention to detail and organization.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
Experience or background in biology, restoration ecology, or related fields is a plus.

For fullest consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and list of three references to by March 20, 2023.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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