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Food Studies Lab Assistant

  • Richmond Campus
  • Student Support Positions
  • Student
  • Closing at: Feb 19 2023 at 23:55 EST

Title: Food Studies Lab Assistant

Position Type: Student

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 23R000 - College of Ed & Appl Human Sciences

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour

Hours Per Week: 5-10  

Contact Person: Abbigail Hickey


Job Summary/Basic Functions

Student will work as a project research assistant and organizer in the EKU Food Studies Lab. Will participate in all aspects of the lab, including its day-to-day operations as well as its research projects and community outreach.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be enrolled at EKU.

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in issues related to food insecurity, poverty, higher education and/or similar topics related to Food & Nutrition and Anthropology. Interest in and ability to conduct hour-long face-to-face interviews and focus groups and to type up transcription of interviews are a must. Attention to detail, ability to communicate well, and ability to take direction are essential. Anthropology and Food & Nutrition majors and minors are strongly encouraged to apply. Other majors with demonstrated interest in the topic will be considered for the position.

Job Duties:

  • 90% - Research assistance and food lab organization. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Other tasks as needed. - (Essential)

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions: Include a cover Letter explaining your interest in the position, the study of food insecurity, your work or volunteer experience that prepares you for the position, and how this position will contribute to your educational and career goals.


AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.


Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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