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CUNY College Assistant - 500050 in New York, New York

College Assistant - 500050

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CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time





College Assistant




The Office of Research at the CUNY School of Medicineis responsible for promoting, supporting, and expanding the research mission within the School. The office assists faculty in obtaining and managing external federal, state, and private foundation funding and works with the CCNY Office of Research Administration to provide faculty with administrative support for grant submission. The office facilitates the mentoring of junior faculty, provides workshops on grant writing, and helps to identify funding opportunities for faculty. The office also provides support for medical student research by matching students interested in research with faculty, reviewing CVs for research applications, and providing support for research opportunities external to our school. The Associate Dean for Research oversees the Office of Research and works on strategic initiatives to develop research and graduate and medical student research initiatives and on issues regarding regulatory oversight and compliance. The Director of Medical Student Research provides counseling and advice about research initiatives, and the Research program specialist assists faculty by providing pre and post-award services.

The Office of Research is seeking a part-time College Assistant to provide support of medical student research activities, including activities related to research administration. Reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Research in the Office of Research, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Under supervision,performs social media outreach/communication for medical student research opportunities, including posting opportunities on a medical student research Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or other platforms as appropriate.

  • Performs data analytics on how students/faculty utilize social media platforms as they relate to student research.

  • Performs clerical duties related to the organization and planning for the CUNY School of Medicine Symposium and Student Research Day. Includes but is not limited to student communications, organization of the venue, correspondence with speakers and other panelists as appropriate, and general administrative duties (e.g., typing and sending correspondence and emails) as assigned.

  • Performs clerical duties with regard to organization of class meetings and other student-related research meetings.

  • Answers telephones, takes messages, and performs other general clerical duties as required.

  • Maintains confidentiality as required by assignments or as directed by the supervisor

  • Assists in performing administration duties and tasks related to research activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean and/or Director of Medical Student Research

  • Maximum tenure for any employee in this hourly position is 1040 hours per year. Employment period is for 6 months with no guarantee of re-appointment.


  • Must demonstrate sufficient skills to perform the duties of the assigned tasks.


• High School diploma or GED

• 2 years relevant work experience

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred

• Excellent customer service skills

• Willingness to learn and be trained

• CUNY Research Foundation experience is a plus


$15.61 - $25.51 / hr.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin May 15, 2022


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