Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Work-Study Graduate Research Assistant

Posted: 10/10/2017 (Employment)

Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Department Name: School of Social Work
Job Location: 4101 15th Ave NE
Pay Rate: $18
Employment Period: 2017-18 academic year
Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week
Contact Supervisor: Leo N Egashira

The vision of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute is to support the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to achieve full and complete health and wellness by collaborating in decolonizing research and knowledge building and sharing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Research Scientist and Research Coordinator, Graduate Student Research Assistants will assist in:

  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Analyzing quantitative datasets
  • Reading statistical outputs
  • Locating databases and extracting data
  • Developing data tables and summarizing them
  • Creating infographics and presenting data in alternative forms
  • Developing and updating research protocols
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current graduate student in Statistics, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or I-School preferred; other educational qualifications considered
  • Strong familiarity with statistics
  • Experience in using programs such as SPSS, STATA, SAS, and R
  • Translation and dissemination skills: Ability to describe & summarize data relevant to American Indian / Alaskan Native communities
  • Interest or familiarity with American Indian / Alaska Native health issues.
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to get along and work well with others.
  • Flexibility in working in a time-driven, sometimes hectic environment

Educational Benefits

Graduate Research Assistants will experience first-hand the how to create the deliverables of social science and public health research, by assisting researchers in writing papers. Students will conduct literature searches for the latest science in the field; and students will work with newly-collected data, as well as research existing databases to develop statistical summaries that drive the narrative of a published paper.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter addressing your quantitative strengths and your interest or experience in working with under-served communities, as well as your resume to:

Leo N Egashira
seattleo@uw.edu
206-616-6570

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Location: Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, School of Social Work