Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Research Study Assistant will be a part of the Culture, Diversity, and Health Lab, which conducts research on how cultural, social, and psychology shape the health and well-being of people from diverse backgrounds. The position will involve working primarily on projects that explore (1) how schools’ ideas and practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion shape academic and health outcomes among students from different backgrounds and (2) what social and psychological experiences promote or hinder healthy sleep patterns among college students from different backgrounds.
Coordinating the recruitment, scheduling, and data collection of college student participants for a study about experiences in college and sleep patterns
Organizing and performing statistical analyses on datasets from psychological measures (i.e., responses to questionnaires) and actiwatches (i.e., devices worn on the write that measure physical activity and sleep patterns)
Collecting and coding qualitative data (e.g., from websites, newspapers, participant interviews)
Reviewing and summarizing research literature on diversity, inequity, and/or health
Contributing to research proposals, articles, and presentations
Developing and maintaining lab’s administrative systems
Overseeing undergraduate research assistants
Maintaining study protocols and communicating with the Institutional Review Board
Maintaining lab website
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Demonstrated interest in diversity, culture, inequity, or similar topics (e.g., through coursework, extracurricular activities, research experience)
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field
Experience with online survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics)
Experience coding qualitative data
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