Research Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Anthropology

Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.54 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Anthropology, in the College of Liberal Arts, is the study of what it means to be human in the broadest sense, through an examination of culture and society (sociocultural and linguistic anthropology), the biology and evolution of humans and our closest relatives (biological anthropology) and the study of past human communities and material culture (archaeology). Students develop an appreciation of the value of physical and cultural differences at the local, national and global levels, and learn critical thinking skills that support them in careers that involve working with individuals of diverse national or ethnic backgrounds. 

What we want

The selected applicant will do analysis of artifacts from the Friedkin, Manis and Hall’s Cave Archaeological Sites. Photography of artifacts, effectiveness of bone projectile points, tool and debitage analysis. Analysis of bone projectiles from various archaeological sites using 3D modeling software. Printing of artifacts for analysis. Assisting with writing and editing of a manuscript dealing with the Manis site bone tool and Alexon bison analysis.   Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of stone tool and bone tool technology

  • Special knowledge of 3D software and analysis of archaeological samples

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Master's degree in Anthropology

  • Experience with both osseous and lithic artifacts 

  • Experience working with micro-Computed Tomography scans, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image processing  software, 3D slicer software, and rendering 3 dimensional computer images

  • Experience with 3d printing

  • Experience with bend-break tools

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing manuscripts for publication

  • Experience in the use of ballistics gel and the creation of molds for this gel

  • Archaeological field work in central Texas

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of Archaeological Sites in the State of Texas

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Drivers license, class C

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis - Analysis of micro-CT scans and producing 3-d renderings from them. Also 3d printing. Analysis of stone tools.  Recording metric attributes and other features of them.  Work on special study of Bend-Break tools. Work on experimental study on the effectiveness of osseous points.  Work with others on this project. Work on the analysis of samples from Hall’s Cave, TX. Separation of samples into different artifact and material classes. Travel as necessary to a field site to collect samples for analysis.

  • Data design - Illustration creation from site work assist with preparation for publication.

  • Laboratory Management - Laboratory organization and oversight.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Anthropology

Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.54 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Anthropology, in the College of Liberal Arts, is the study of what it means to be human in the broadest sense, through an examination of culture and society (sociocultural and linguistic anthropology), the biology and evolution of humans and our closest relatives (biological anthropology) and the study of past human communities and material culture (archaeology). Students develop an appreciation of the value of physical and cultural differences at the local, national and global levels, and learn critical thinking skills that support them in careers that involve working with individuals of diverse national or ethnic backgrounds. 

What we want

The selected applicant will do analysis of artifacts from the Friedkin, Manis and Hall’s Cave Archaeological Sites. Photography of artifacts, effectiveness of bone projectile points, tool and debitage analysis. Analysis of bone projectiles from various archaeological sites using 3D modeling software. Printing of artifacts for analysis. Assisting with writing and editing of a manuscript dealing with the Manis site bone tool and Alexon bison analysis.   Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of stone tool and bone tool technology

  • Special knowledge of 3D software and analysis of archaeological samples

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Master's degree in Anthropology

  • Experience with both osseous and lithic artifacts 

  • Experience working with micro-Computed Tomography scans, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image processing  software, 3D slicer software, and rendering 3 dimensional computer images

  • Experience with 3d printing

  • Experience with bend-break tools

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing manuscripts for publication

  • Experience in the use of ballistics gel and the creation of molds for this gel

  • Archaeological field work in central Texas

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of Archaeological Sites in the State of Texas

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Drivers license, class C

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis - Analysis of micro-CT scans and producing 3-d renderings from them. Also 3d printing. Analysis of stone tools.  Recording metric attributes and other features of them.  Work on special study of Bend-Break tools. Work on experimental study on the effectiveness of osseous points.  Work with others on this project. Work on the analysis of samples from Hall’s Cave, TX. Separation of samples into different artifact and material classes. Travel as necessary to a field site to collect samples for analysis.

  • Data design - Illustration creation from site work assist with preparation for publication.

  • Laboratory Management - Laboratory organization and oversight.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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