Graduate Assistant - Nevada Center for Applied Research Department - Tenders Global

Graduate Assistant – Nevada Center for Applied Research Department

University of Nevada, Reno

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting a reliable candidate for a long-term Graduate Assistant position at the Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR). The graduate student will support business operations for NCAR with exposure to basic business operations in entrepreneurial support, university accounting and finance, and lab inventory. Familiarity with Workday and Knowledge Base is an asset, but not required, with an emphasis on finance, business operations and/or digital record management. Administrative training will be provided to orient the candidate to tasks such as keeping online systems up to date, but independent work is then expected. 

As a graduate student assistant in this office, you will be an integral part of the department’s workflow. You will report to the Director of NCAR and will be asked to provide any additional support when NCAR staff require assistance. This may involve providing courteous customer service, replying to phone and email inquiries, performing data entry, and other office duties, such as filing documents, sorting mail and performing campus errands. This position would be a perfect fit for business students, but candidates from all majors are welcome to apply.


  • Creating reports related to NCAR business operations as directed

  • Invoicing and billing for NCAR-related services

  • Assisting with ad-hoc requests as directed  

  • Logging, routing, copying, scanning, filing, and delivering various documents and communications

  • Creating and maintaining basic Excel spreadsheets and Word documents 

  • Assist with inventorying campus laboratories including NCAR laboratories

  • Data entry and database maintenance

Required Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a graduate student in a Master’s program at UNR

  • To be eligible for an assistantship, students must be admitted to a degree-granting program and be in good academic standing

  • The student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and must be continuously enrolled in at least 6 graduate level credits (600-700) throughout the duration of the assistantship

  • This position requires good communication skills, the ability to follow direction, adaptive learning capabilities and maintaining confidentiality

  • The individual must be detail oriented, organized, efficient, and reliable

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

Some or intermediate-level knowledge of any of the following

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Access

  • Workday

Expected hours to work per week: Up to 20, based on class schedule

Compensation Grade

Graduate Assistant


Department Information

NCAR is a pioneering, applied research and development technology center that serves to enhance the global competitiveness of Nevada industry. We leverage the physical assets and intellectual expertise of UNR. For more information about NCAR, please visit our website at:



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

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Attach the following attachment(s) to your application

Resume – (required) List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

Cover Letter – (required)

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno

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