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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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Position Information

Job Title RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Job Description

The Research Assistant in this project collects data from high school students, parents, teachers and project staff in a randomized controlled trial of an intervention called RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education and Work.) The Research Assistant will:
1. Meet with students and families to explain the project and obtain informed consent.
2. Conduct face-to-face interviews and administer questionnaires to students and educators every six months.
3. Enter data into the project database.
4. Verify accuracy and validity of data entered and correct any errors found.
5. Engage as a project team member and attend trainings and grant meetings.
6. Attend to and compile research with confidentiality protocols.
7. Work as a member of the project research team.

Location UNH, Durham, NH
Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, education or related field; experience with computer software programs and technology; attention to detail.
2. Experience with either a course, an internship, a research project, or on the job training using data to make decisions.
3. Interest and ability to work with students, educators, administrators and other professionals.
4. Strong organizational skills, particularly for tracking ongoing data collection across multiple schools.
5. Interest and abilities in research data collection.
6. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with data collection and management preferred.
7. PBIS, special education, counseling, and/or mental health experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional desirable qualifications:
– Some graduate coursework
– Research experience

Physical Demands

- Must have own car and driver’s license
– Location of driving is in the seacoast area

FTE Part-time
Salary Information

This position is 10 hours per week, flexible days and times.
This position can be combined with another RA opening in the Keene area for someone who is willing to travel, for a total of 25 hours per week.
Non-Benefit position.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ASP0069FY17
Open Date 05/10/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents