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Center for Detectors Executive Assistant

Hours a Week20-40HoursFlexible
Start Date5/23/16Post Date4/29/2016


Position Summary

TO APPLY, SEE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS IN "REQUIRED SKILLS" SECTION. Will ONLY consider second-year or third-year students having a 3.0 GPA or higher and who seek to stay in this job for at least one year. The successful applicant must be a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or have the ability to obtain the appropriate license to comply with the US Export Control Laws. This position requires at least some hours of work every day of the week and mandatory attendance at a meeting every Monday at 9:00 am.

The Center for Detectors Executive Assistant will: complete basic account reconciliations utilizing Excel and Oracle applications, generate purchase requests in Oracle, run Oracle grant statements and utilize data to send monthly standardized correspondence. Further tasks may include: preparing reports, developing marketing and communications plans, developing graphics design, handling information requests, performing clerical functions, preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, scheduling meetings, purchasing, entering information into Oracle, web site editing, delivering mail, etc.

For a description of the Center, see

The Center for Detectors designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through partnership with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students. Currently, the Center has approximately a dozen funded projects funded by a range of sponsors, including NASA and NSF. The detectors that are being developed in the Center cover an immense range of diverse applications, including astrophysics, biomedical imaging, Earth system science, and inter-planetary space travel.

This position can potentially be a co-op for qualifying students.

Essential Functions

Completing tasks on schedule, ordering lab components, mailing packages, documenting work, other tasks listed in position summary.

Skills Required

High level of personal responsibility. Excellent mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Superb email etiquette. Excellent verbal communication skills, especially on the phone. Ability to assist others. A technical background is preferred, especially in any of the following areas: VHDL programming, IDL, electrical engineering, marketing, communications, graphics design.


To apply, send an email to to and use "CfD Executive Assistant" in the subject line with the following attached: a resume, unofficial transcripts, and three names of professional references.

Also, please include in the email confirmation that you are a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or have the ability to obtain the appropriate license to comply with the US Export Control Laws.

To Apply Contact:Don Figer
PhoneNot AvailableTTYNot Available
Emailadmin@cfd.rit.eduDepartmentCenter for Detectors
Job Number670516