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Class II - Student Research Review Assistant - 205
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Job ID 8656
Employer Enrichment Programs
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Faculty Name: E. Jean Gubbins, Ph.D.

Faculty Department: Educational Psychology

Brief Position Description: The National Center for Research on Gifted Education is a federally funded project focusing on identification and programming in gifted education for students who have been historically underrepresented in gifted programs (i.e., (African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native American), students from lower income families, and students from small-town or rural communities). We are working with one state that provides full-time or part-time programming in mathematics or reading to identified students. We will investigate the outcomes of these programming opportunities through observations, state achievement data, and document review.  

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
  • Learn how to analyze qualitative interview data
  • Complete CITI training as part of UConn’s Institutional Review Board (http://research.uconn.edu/irb/citi-training/)
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

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Interest in the education of elementary students with high abilities.
  • Skill in reviewing and summarizing research studies
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