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Job Posted on September 18, 2015

Temporary University Specialist
Department of Animal Science

The University of Connecticut, Department of Animal Science, is seeking applications for a Temporary University Specialist in dairy manufacturing who, under the direction of the Dairy Manufacturing Manager and the Department Head, will be responsible for the production of ice cream, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products produced in UConn Dairy Manufacturing Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities: Once trained, the employee will assist with the manufacturing of ice cream and cheeses including set up, break down, clean-up, sanitization and maintenance of equipment. The position also requires some supervision of student employees, inventory management and scheduling. This position is Monday – Friday with varying hours based on production schedule; position requires occasional evening and early morning work.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Food Science, Nutrition or related field and demonstrated experience in GMP’s. Relevant professional experience in lieu of degree will be considered.

Appointment Terms: This is a temporary, full-time appointment with varying shift hours from September 2015 – February 2016 with possible extensions depending upon production and scheduling needs.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three references to William Sciturro, Dairy Manufacturing Manager, Department of Animal Science, 3636 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, CT 06269-4040.

(Search # HR16-06)

Job Posted on September 3, 2015

Research Specialist
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Marcy Balunas, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is looking for a part-time Research Specialist to support grant-funded research.

Research in the lab focuses on marine natural products chemistry and microbial chemical ecology.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting graduate students with experiments (mammalian cell culture, cytotoxicity assays, molecular biology, western blots, flow cytometry, etc.).

Routine lab maintenance (e.g., making stock solutions, autoclaving, stocking supplies, maintaining equipment, organization, record keeping, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related subject (biological or chemical sciences).

Good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Good writing and communications skills.

Good math skills.

Appointment Terms
This is a part-time end-date appointment (20/+ hrs. per week) with a flexible start date. The end date will be one year after the start date. The appointment may be renewed depending upon mutual agreement and continued availability of grant funds. The rate of pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hours are flexible between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

To Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) references to

(Search # HR16-05)

Job Posted on June 4, 2015

Temporary University Specialist
Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center seeks a Temporary University Specialist to manage administrative and operational aspects of the program. This position reports directly to the State Director.

Typical duties include:

  • Advising and assisting the state director on a wide range of administrative and business matters related to the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.
  • Planning, coordinating and executing meetings and having responsibility for creating and editing meeting minutes.
  • Making travel arrangements for the state director; processing travel requests and travel expense reimbursements.
  • Processing in-state travel reimbursement for all CTSBDC staff.
  • Processing of administrative paperwork and maintenance of files.
  • Preparing administrative and academic reports.
  • Analyzing and reviewing correspondence as needed for accuracy of information, typos and grammar.
  • Overseeing special operations/projects which may be ongoing or short-term and which require planning, coordination and supervision.
  • Responsible for answering and managing incoming phone calls and for ensuring coverage during office hours.
  • Processing requisitions for all CTSBDC staff.
  • Maintaining inventory lists for all CTSBDC staff.
  • Performing related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three to five years of administrative experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to preserve confidentiality, use discretion, work independently and regularly exercise good judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures.
  • Prior experience with meeting and event planning, coordination and execution.
  • Strong proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline.
  • Ability to act as a gatekeeper for the State Director.
  • Strong business etiquette.
  • Experience managing calendars and scheduling using Microsoft Outlook.
  • Experience with travel logistics.

Appointment Terms
This is a temporary position for 30 hours per week. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

To Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter and contact information to: with the heading “Temporary University Specialist”.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

(Search # HR15-28)

Job Posted on May 8, 2015

Adjunct Faculty
First-Year Writing Program – English Department

The First-Year Writing Program in the Department of English seeks adjunct faculty to teach first-year writing courses at the Storrs campus. Courses include “Second Language Writing” (ENGL 1003), “Seminar in Academic Writing” (ENGL 1010), “Seminar in Writing Through Literature” (ENGL 1011), and “Introduction to Academic Writing” (ENGL 1004), a course some students take prior to taking ENGL 1010 or 1011. At present, we are particularly interested in applications to teach ENGL 1003. All courses are project-based with a focus on writing and revision that engage in conversation with critical and literary texts. We are a post-process program that emphasizes bringing students into the practices of academic writing and the work of the university.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Modern Languages, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned PhD or equivalent terminal degree in an area relevant to the field; previous teaching experience of first-year writing intensive courses in an institution of higher education; some previous graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition. For ENGL 1003, experience in the field of second-language/multilingual writing or relevant foreign-language teaching (with a focus on writing) are a plus.

Terms and Conditions: These are part-time faculty positions generally appointed on a semester-by-semester basis. Compensation will be based on academic program level and/or campus location.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter stating in which level you are interested, a curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials (syllabi, one or two assignment prompts; useful too are student essays with your commentary or responses), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference contacts. Send materials via email (with clear subject line) to

This is a pool posting. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. (Search # HR15-26)

Job Posted on March 25, 2015

Research Specialist – Data Analyst
Department of Psychology & the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)

Drs. Rick Gibbons and Meg Gerrard, Department of Psychology & the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), are looking for a Research Data Analyst Specialist to work in their lab where their research focus is on psychosocial factors related to health status and health behavior (e.g., substance use, risky sexual behavior, exercise, nutrition, etc.), with an emphasis on health disparities.  They have several large-scale longitudinal datasets (e.g., Ns > 3,000, with 6 or more waves of data).

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience with analytic techniques ranging from regression and survival analysis to Structural Equation Modeling and Latent Growth Curve Modeling is required.  Some familiarity with health and/or social psychology is preferred; good communication skills and a high level of motivation are essential.

This is a part-time (20/+ hrs per week), temporary position to start as soon as possible.  The rate of pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Please submit a resume (including all relevant experience) and a brief statement of interest to  (HR15-18)


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.