== Summary ==
Hi there my name is Karen. I am a computer scientist living in Ireland. I have a day job as a senior manager at a multinational consulting company and building out a start-up working on fascinating research problems in my spare time. I am also working on my second book along with a few academic papers every year. I am looking for an assistant to support me in professional tasks such as basic web research, document preparation/filtering/organization, data entry, as well as personal tasks such as travel booking, scheduling, online shopping, applications, etc.
As my assistant, you will have the leeway to handle issues your way as long as quality work is delivered on time; no micro-management. No specific time zones where you have to be online, but you will need to provide prompt responses to queries. I am looking for gifted, motivated, efficient, self-managed assistant whom I can trust and who can exceed my expectations. If work is satisfactory, I am able to hire you long-term with approx. 20 hours of work per week.
==Why You Should Apply==
I am an award-winning young computer scientist. I work on solving fascinating problems. I am also an organised person who strives to be highly productive and efficient. I’ve also founded three technology start-ups in U.S. and Ireland. Working with me as personal assistant would add value to your resume and breadth of your knowledge.
==What I Need==
I am in need of a long-term assistant who are fluent in both speaking and written English with awesome email etiquette who is efficient in delivering high quality web research results. I will provide tasks every week that would take approx 20 hours each week to finish. You will provide me deliverables throughout the week.
Professional and personal tasks vary but they typically include basic web research, document preparation/filtering/organization, data entry, as well as personal tasks such as travel booking, scheduling, online shopping, applications, etc., all of which would be fairly basic and does not require deep domain knowledge. You will be provided with description and instructions on how to complete the tasks.
For example, I may ask you to research on a certain topic and provide me summary of results using a template I provide. I may ask you to keep my digital library organised and properly tagged. I may ask you to research & prepare literature reading on a given topic for me in a shared folder. I may ask you to search and download reports on a given topic and organize them in my library.
On the personal front, I may ask you to research on MBA programs, requirements and deadlines. I may ask you to order grocery online every month with a standard shopping list. I may ask you to submit applications for me. I may ask you to book tours and organise travel documents.
Efficiency in web search with basic analysis is required, and you will need to learn to use Google Scholar to search for academic papers too. You will be expected to use cloud-based tools such as Google docs, sheets, and shared drives. Basic understanding on computer science and strong interest in technology would be preferred. Familiarity with PayPal is preferred.
Creativity in completing tasks better and faster will be appreciated. I look forward to working with you.