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The mission of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is to enhance, support, and promote postdoctoral training at the university. OPA is supported by the Office of the Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the School of Medicine. The Office serves postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff in all disciplines, schools, and colleges at the University. More information about OPA can be found on their website.



OPA has one part-time position available for a graduate student worker. This position requires an independent thinker to assist with the coordination and facilitation of OPA professional development programs and special events. The Program Assistant will be responsible for speaker outreach and correspondence; securing facilities and catering; designing and overseeing marketing and publicity; making updates to website and events calendar; and other general office responsibilities.

The Program Assistant will be paid $10-12 per hour, to be determined based upon skills, availability, and whether or not the candidate has work-study, and will be expected to work an average of 10-15 hours per week (MWF).



The Program Assistant must:

  • Be highly motivated and organized
  • Be able to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Function with minimal supervision
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have knowledge of MS Office

Basic statistics and experience designing tables, charts, and graphs in MS Excel are a plus.


To apply

Send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Pruitt, Program Coordinator for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at by October 4, 2019.


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