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Work Experience Opportunity: Lab Associate

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The Process Management Lab (PML) seeks up to three Lab Associates to work with Dr. Villachica in a collaborative environment to:

  • Conduct a review of relevant professional research related to process improvement.
  • Draft a manuscript for submission to a professional journal.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants direct experience in working with a team to conduct literature reviews and write manuscripts for publication.

Tour of Duty: Fall 2022 Semester with opportunity to continue through the Fall and Spring
Time Commitment: 45 total hours
Academic Credit: 1 credit hour, pass/fail, independent study possible
Application Open: 8/10/22
Application Deadline: 8/24/22
Personnel Selection: 8/29/22
Orientation Meeting: 8/31/22


Background Reading: Process Management and Process Improvement

General Requirements

  • Be a good team player
  • Build constructive and effective relationships with other Lab Associates
  • Use diplomacy and tact; truly value people
  • Complete a 1-hour independent study during your first semester with the PML (for OPWL students new to the PML; not required for OPWL graduates)
  • Log hours spent on the project

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good listener
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Ability to complete tasks and graciously accept constructive feedback
  • Provide timely, relevant, constructive, and kind feedback to others on the team

Time Commitment

45 total hours


None. This is a volunteer effort.

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