21 days old

Research Assistant, Non-Student

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Research Assistant, Non-Student
Requisition Number DU07214
Department Name 8H060:Kentucky Transportation Center
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $34,299 - $44,595
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Bachelor Degree

Required Related Experience

Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent reading comprehension
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Technical analysis and problem-solving
Customer service-oriented
Attention to detail

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs., sitting for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Job Summary

This job requires an employee who can assist the Principal Investigators (PIs) as needed to complete research tasks. The Research Assistant should be able to review technical reports or literature and summarize the findings related to specific tasks with a project. Participate on committee meetings and prepare a summary for distribution to team members. Become proficient with the Kentucky CVIEW (system used to access vehicle information related to commercial vehicles) and KATS truck screening system applications, training to provided. Perform analysis of license plate and USDOT reader data. Review and compare data within the KATS and CVIEW systems and identify issues. Communicate with PIs, other research assistants, and clients on projects via email and phone. Provide review and feedback on project materials. Develop a report outline with input from the PI and assist with writing technical reports. Using the accounting system to check budgets and provide summary information to the PIs. Conduct surveys either over the phone or through email. Assist with development of survey questions based on project objective. Assist with the development of project work plans. Assist with the development of grant applications. Assist with the development of project budgets and Collection and analysis of data. Training and working with student employees.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent reading comprehension
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Technical analysis and problem-solving
Customer service-oriented
Attention to detail

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Education or Work Experience in an area where similar skill sets are required – 2 years.

Desired (but not required) skills:
Advanced usage/knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proficient with MS Teams
Familiarity with Qualtrics or other electronic survey tool
Proficiency using one of the following:
statistical software package (e.g. SPSS, Stata, R)
GIS software package (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS)
computer programming language (e.g. SQL, C/C++, Python) and related application development software

Deadline to Apply 11/26/2020
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: 2020-11-09 Expires: 2020-12-09

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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