1+ months

CHS Research Communications Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title CHS Research Communications Assistant
Requisition Number DU06358
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $10/hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience

Writing, Editing, Interviewing sources, Proficiency in MailChimp and Microsoft Office

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements



Flexible; Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, 10 hours per week

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences is seeking a student who is a skilled writer and creative thinker to assist the Director of Communications and Director of Research Operations with brand storytelling and content creation for the Office of Research. The Research Communications Assistant will be responsible for conducting in-person and phone interviews with faculty, students, and alumni and writing engaging content in the form of feature articles and social media posts. Applicants should have a strong understanding of how to write using appropriate tone and voice for different pieces and a basic understanding of translating scientific content for a lay audience. Experience with AP Style is desired but not required. The Research Communications Assistant will also produce and maintain the bi-monthly Office of Research e-newsletter and perform administrative tasks as needed. Please attach a writing sample with your application. Finalists for the position may be asked to complete a writing test during their interview process.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-01-28 Expires: 2020-08-09

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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