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Class II - Student Research Review Assistant - 205
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Job ID 8560
Employer Enrichment Programs
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Faculty Name: Dr. Ryan Watson

Faculty Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Brief Position Description: My lab focuses on hooking up and other experiences among LGBTQ young people, including studying their relationships with family, at school, their sexual health, and other various health outcomes (such as depression, eating behaviors, etc.). I am currently collecting data with the Human Rights Campaign; this is a national sample of about 10,000 young LGBTQ people across the US. Students interested in this position would commit to searching current literature on aforementioned subjects and potentially contributing to academic papers and/or grant proposals. Other tasks include producing reports from LGBTQ Teen National Study, working on conference proposals and presentations, and more (see below)

Job Description:

A student in this position will assist faculty in research efforts by conducting reviews of literature and subject material specific to research topics. Research activities may include:

  • Compile a list of possible reference from index or abstract sources
  • Look up and check references
  • Extract information from sources
  • Translate or transcribe
  • Organize and classify data
  • Tabulate and analyze data
  • Proofread and edit reports and research copy
  • Prepare bibliographies and indexes
  • Read and summarize related literature
  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed
Job Requirements

Students MUST:

  • Be an undergraduate student with a Federal work-study award
  • Be able to operate a computer and other research equipment
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Submit a short report detailing research progress during each semester of participation
  • Attend two professional development events per semester (e.g., CCD workshop, department colloquium speaker, dissertation defense) and submit a brief reflection report for each
  • Present poster about the research experience at a Frontiers in Undergraduate Research exhibition or complete a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the academic year
  • Be available in Fall 2017 semester on Monday and/or Wednesday afternoons, schedule TBD for Spring 2018 semester

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Student has utilized research databases (e.g., PsychInfo, Google Scholar) in the past
  • Student has strong skills in organization, and attention to detail
  • Student has strong writing skills
Hourly Rate $10.50/hour
Funding Source Storrs Work-Study
Time Frame Academic Year
Primary Contact Anabel Perez
Primary Contact's Email
Work Location
Phone Number 860-486-0752
Fax Number 860-486-0222