Part-time position starting with 5-10 h per week. Long-term relation, flexible hours. Particularly suitable for a STEM student.
I am looking for a virtual assistant to provide administrative support for my everyday activities at a research institute. Furthermore, you will help me with my research, proofreading scientific papers, data management, and web content management.
Job description and context
I am a senior research with a major research institute in Sweden, constantly juggling different projects and numerous bigger and smaller tasks related to worklife in academic research. My days consist mostly of managing and administrating research activities, service to the research community through organization of events and peer review of publications, teaching at a university, supervising students on PhD and MSc level, giving talks in industry and academia, and hunting new grants to fund my research. My days are hectic, already before I mention that I design and conduct studies, analyze data, and write scientific papers.
I am now looking for a virtual assistant to support me with my everyday activities. My goal is both to free up time for me to do more original research and to improve my currently non-sustainable work-life balance. I will pay my future assistant with personal funds rather than through my employer, thus my budget is limited. On the other hand, I offer something unique instead: a particularly skilled assistant would be invited as a co-author of scientific publications. It is truly important for me that my assistant learns and builds on his or her CV while working with me – and if you aim for a career in academic research, I guarantee that your experiences will be invaluable.
My academic research is related to software and systems engineering. I do both quantitative research (statistics, machine learning, data science, etc.) and qualitative research (interview studies, case studies, surveys, etc.). All my research is empirical in its nature, and I work in close collaboration with industry partners.
The ideal candidate for this position would be an engineering student with a passion for research and a plan to continue working in this field after graduation. Subject-wise, the best match would be a student studying software engineering, computer science, information technology or something related. However, I believe that any STEM student could meet my expectations. Excellent English is a requirement though, but beyond that we learn what is needed together.
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