Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: 1307 E. 60th Street
1) The Project Assistant directly supports the work of the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab (BIP Lab) within the Harris School of Public Policy.
2) The project assistant reports directly to the BIP Lab Manager, and will work in coordination with staff of the BIP Lab in providing administrative and field support for a large scale randomized control trial.
3) We are seeking a dynamic person to step into a fast-paced role and hit the ground running. This role is the perfect fit for a strong multi-tasker with excellent communication skills.
4) Primary responsibilities include coordinating field research schedules and providing logistical support for field implementation, data entry, creating, and preparing research materials for on-site recruitment, delivering promotional materials to early childhood learning sites.
5) There is potential for travel to Chicago-based research sites to help recruit research participants, administer surveys and train research assistants on site. Perform other administrative duties as assigned.
6) This position is grant-funded through August 30, 2020 with the potential for future renewal.
7) The anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2019.
8) Provide technical and administrative support to Lab Manager Interview and train new research assistants. Coordinate field research assistant team.
9) Prepare and organize research materials for preschools. Draft and schedule social media posts and ensure posts are published daily (twitter.) Keep up with social media best practices, new tools and trends.
10) Work with The Harris School Communications team to boost social media presence.
11) Contribute to the maintenance and integrity of the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Labâ™s research efforts and data collection.
12) Manage files according to IRB confidentiality guidelines and ensure the security of participant data.
1) Strong cross-cultural experience and knowledge in the area of early childhood.
2) Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint.
3) Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
4) High level of flexibility, with strong multi-tasking skills.
5) Self-motivated, results oriented.
6) Strong organization, accuracy and planning skills (detail oriented is a must).
7) Strong team player.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted (e.g., public policy, economics, psychology, education).
1) Prior experience working in social media.
2) Driverâ™s license and willingness to travel to research sites (ownership of a vehicle is not required).
3) One year of relevant administrative experience.
4) Prior experience working with under served communities.
5) Prior experience with data collection.
2) Cover Letter
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