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Class II - Student Human Behavioral Research Assistant - 204
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Job ID 8633
Employer Enrichment Programs
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Faculty Name: Dr. Kim Gans

Faculty Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Brief Position Description: The student will provide support for one or more ongoing research projects that deal with physical activity, nutrition and/or obesity prevention in under-served populations including Latinos and assist with development of papers and grants from the professor’s previous and future research.  

Job Description:

A student in this position will assist the professor in human research efforts on one or more ongoing projects that deal with physical activity, nutrition and obesity prevention in under-served populations including Latinos. Research activities may include:

  • Read and summarize related literature
  • Help with bibliographies for papers and grants
  • Help to develop study intervention materials including web, text, Facebook and print
  • Monitor study intervention web and Facebook sites and text messages
  • Organize, analyze, and communicate data, especially qualitative data
  • Assist with human subjects’/IRB protocol submissions
  • Create research presentations using Powerpoint
  • Attend staff meetings via conference call
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed
  • Optional: Assist with focus group delivery (in Hartford and possibly Providence) if there is an interest and student has a car or could use shuttle to Hartford. Mileage would be paid as necessary.
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 and writing skills
  • Be able to work independently and be dependable and flexible
  • 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

Preferred qualifications:

  • Be able to speak, read and write Spanish in a proficient manner (not necessary but desirable)

 

Hourly Rate $10.50/hour
Funding Source Storrs Work-Study
Time Frame Academic Year
Primary Contact Jodi Eskin
Primary Contact's Email
Work Location
Phone Number 860-486-7939
Fax Number 860-486-0222