Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2 Graduate Research Assistant Positions

Applications are invited for a graduate level research assistant (GRA) position to begin immediately. Dr. Mandy Golman, Department of Health Studies, and Dr. Nila Ricks, Department of Social Work are seeking two GRA positions to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention research project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health. The project is a 5 year project, refunded annually. The GRA position will be renewed each semester.
This project includes conducting a community needs assessment in 5 targeted zip codes in South and West Dallas for the first six months. Subsequent months will be focused on managing the program intervention with several community partners. Hours will be flexible as will require some weekend and evening data collection.

Potential Job Tasks:
  • Conducting focus groups with parents, teens, and teen parents
  • Distributing surveys to community partners.
  • Intervention fidelity monitoring and data collection and entry.
  • Working on quantitative and qualitative research projects using statistical software.
  • Providing assistance in all phases of this project, including data collection, analysis, presentation, and dissemination.
  • Helping to make results accessible for lay audiences (newsletter articles, results flyer).
  • Frequent travel to Dallas to the program locations.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Interests in community health, public health, women’s health, adolescent health, health disparities, social work, sociology, psychology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Mode of transportation for travel to Dallas.
  • Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply:

Submit your name, CV or resume, and a one paragraph statement of interest to mgolman@twu.edu as soon as possible.

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