Research Assistant

Job type:
on-site
Start:
n.a
Duration:
n.a
From:
Synergis
Place:
California
Date:
05/07/2014
Country:
flag_no USA

Project description:
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Our client in Mountain View, CA is looking for a Research Assistant for an exciting opportunity.  As a Research Assistant; our client is looking for an assistant to help them with data entry and tagging up research articles with meta-information. The ideal candidate should have experience with admin or assistant roles in research, science, academic, or library environments. Our client is looking for someone working with minimal supervision, an eye and care for detail, as well pro-active social nature to fit in well within the UX team. We would like to hire someone with 2-3 years of experience in a similar role.

As a Research Assistant you will be responsible for:

  • People skills - A big part of the job is to locate data from various teams, which requires detective work and a lot of contact with people, both in person and over email. Much of this contact will be initiated through internal "cold calling," so having someone who is friendly, approachable, persuasive, and persistent would be nice.
  • Reading and critical thinking skills - Determining the metadata tags to be entered may require a close reading of the material itself and the tags may not always be immediately obvious. Thus, the person needs to be able to read research reports and make inferences about them. The reading level of the reports is easier than academic literature but more challenging than typical Internet infographics.
  • Grit and attention to detail - The bulk of the work consists of entering information to a web form. Keeping the entries accurate and error-free-even on the 3,000th one-is crucial

For immediate consideration for a Research Assistant position in Mountain View,CA please forward your resume or call.

Synergis is a woman-owned company that serves a myriad of clients across nearly all industries, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.  The outcomes of these relationships are demonstrated in a growing list of more than 300 clients and industry recognitions by Inc. magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  From its foundation in 1997, Synergis has been successfully recruiting and placing IT professionals in all areas of information technology.  Recently named the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Synergis has been successfully recruiting and placing IT professionals for over 10 years.

Synergis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.