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University of Utah Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Open Date 04/30/2019

Requisition Number PRN09297N

Job Title Graduate Research Assistant

Working Title Graduate Research Assistant

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

This position is 20 hours a week and may involve occasional travel.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00162 - Educational Leadership&Policy

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 22,000.00

Close Date

Job Summary

This Research Assistant (RA) will provide research support for a national research project (Degrees When Due) focused on increasing college attainment and addressing policy barriers for individuals with "some college, no degree.” The Graduate Research Assistant will work on a research team with Dr. Jason Taylor, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.

The RA will assist with the design and execution of all aspects of Degrees When Due (DWD) research. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing and synthesizing literature, identifying and researching instruments and methods, supporting data collection and analysis, contributing to scholarly writing and grant report writing, and presenting research at policy and scholarly conferences. More information on the Degrees When Due initiative can be found at: www.degreeswhendue.org.

Responsibilities

•Assist with all phases of research design and execution of quantitative and qualitative research projects. This includes reviewing literature and existing research designs, developing data collection instruments and tools, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data, preparing written summaries of results for scholarly and policy/practice audiences, and disseminating and translating research in multiple venues.

•Facilitate data collection and analysis, including analyzing existing datasets and databases, conducting interview and focus groups, collecting policy and practice documents, and collecting survey data.

•Participate in research team meetings, project team meetings, and meetings with stakeholders.

•Work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator, Postdoctoral Researcher, Undergraduate Research Assistants,DWDProject staff, and other stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

•Enrolled in a graduate program in education, social sciences, or a related field at the University of Utah. Preference will be given to students in doctoral programs and/or those with significant methodological and research experience in the social sciences.

•Knowledge of and experience conducting applied social sciences or educational research, including research methodology, research design, and statistical analysis.

•Experience with quantitative data analysis software (preferablySTATA) or experience with qualitative data analysis software (preferably NVivo orATLAS.ti).

•Strong written communication, verbal communication, and organizational planning skills.

•Experience with or knowledge of educational policy and/or higher education policy.

•Ability to join an ongoing research project and learn quickly.

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Special Instructions Summary

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by May 15th, 2019.

Questions about the position please fill free to reach out to jason.taylor@utah.edu

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “employment@utah.edu” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “oeo@umail.utah.edu” .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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