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Ergonomics Student Assistant

Hours a Week5-10HoursBetween 8:30-4:30
Start Date9/16/16Post Date9/2/2016


Position Summary

This position is a 10 hour per week position reporting to the Benefits Specialist in the Human Resources Department to provide ergonomic support for both Workers' Compensation and Short Term Disability initiatives.

Essential Functions

Coordinating and promoting ergonomic activities for the RIT campus. Provide ergonomic assessments to RIT employees by appointment. Provide department trainings in ergonomics and group or individual assessments to the employees within the department. Support the Furniture Lab in Building 99. Schedule appointments with employees to select new furniture from the displays within the lab. Educate employees on furniture adjustments to properly use the equipment. Provide employee training sessions through CPD - 2 times per year. Evaluate campus injuries and make recommendations on safety and ergonomic actions. Work with the HR Benefits Specialist, Department Manager, and employees to train and implement changes to processes and work activities. Return-to-Work assessments- review return to work restrictions and assist in making recommendations to help the employee successfully return to work. Campus ergonomics projects- as projects are identified, take a key role in evaluating and presenting any ergonomic related parts of the project. Participation on the RIT Safety Committee based on schedule availability. Data tracking and entry.

Skills Required

Successful completion of course ISEE-330 Ergonomics and Human Factors (under semester system) or course 0303-415 Ergonomics (under the quarter system) within RIT's College of Engineering. Successful completion is defined as a minimum final grade of B. Strong communication skills. Ability to present ideas and solutions clearly. Attention to detail and accuracy. Good organization skills. Reliable and conscientious. Confidentiality a must. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.

To Apply Contact:Stephany Brown
PhoneNot AvailableTTYNot Available
Emailsmbpsn@rit.eduDepartmentHR: Benefits
Job Number170504

Center for Detectors Executive Assistant

Hours a Week15-20HoursFlexible
Start DateASAPPost Date9/1/2016


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
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Emailadmin@cfd.rit.eduDepartmentCenter for Detectors
Job Number670516