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 Research Assistant/Coordinator of Large Study
Institution/Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Job Location: Illinois, U.S.A.
Contact Person: Dolores Albarracin
Date Posted: August 27th, 2018

Research Assistant/Coordinator - Social and Health Psychology

Position Description:
The position is for a Research Assistant (RA) on a grant examining social-media-based health promotion for men who have sex with men in U.S. counties. The RA’s responsibilities include management and coordination of all projects related to the grant. Responsibilities also include contacting health department officials, completing literature reviews, contributing to on-going research reports and presentations, assisting with writing, and other research tasks assigned by study personnel. The RA is expected to work with study personnel and health professionals to advance all scientific aims and goals of the study.

Qualifications & Education
BS or BA in Psychology or closely related field and 1-2 years’ research experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous experience with multidisciplinary research is preferred.
RAs should be experienced with computer software, including word processing, power point, excel, and Mendeley.
Previous experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R).
Previous experience with and/or social media analyses and Unix operating systems is a plus.

Job Competencies
This position requires excellent interpersonal, organizational, statistical, and communication (verbal and written) skills as well as outstanding attention to detail, flexibility and ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team and with state and county agencies. RAs are expected to attend regular supervision meetings with the PI and study personnel.

This position entails joining a multidisciplinary research team and conducting research with multiple methodologies, including but not limited to national surveys, lab experiments, social media analyses, and machine learning techniques. These skills will be invaluable to any candidate who wishes to pursue a career and/or advanced studies in a related field. Because of the nature of the position, the RA will be entrusted with a great deal of responsibility for facilitating the planned research in accordance with established scientific protocols, ethical standards, and NIH milestones.

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Department of Psychology

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Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Special Instructions
Please submit a cover letter and resume.

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (
References will be requested as part of the application process.

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