Coral Gables, Florida
May 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development is seeking a Sr. Research Assistant for the Teaching and Learning’s SEALED (Supporting Educators’ Academic Literacies and Enhanced Discourse) project. SEALED is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support 120 secondary school teachers’ instruction for high-needs populations. The teachers will earn a Master’s degree in one of three areas (Education and Social Change, TESOL, or Special Education); the project incorporates a quasi-experimental study design to investigate Master’s in Education programs as a source of professional development for practicing teachers. The Sr. Research Assistant will assist with the scheduling of data collectors to video-record teaching observations for each participating teacher and ensure that all data are organized and stored securely. The number of hours required per week will vary, according to the data collection timeline; it is estimated that an average of 20 hours per week may be needed to complete the work. Initially, the project principal investigator (PI) and program manager will work with the Sr. Research Assistant to establish the data management system; once SEALED data collection begins, the data manager will work as needed to complete data collection and store data sources according to the project’s timeline. As findings emerge from the study, additional responsibilities include visualization of data and other project-related tasks related to the SEALED study. This is a temporary, grant-funded position dependent upon U.S. Department of Education project renewal through September 2020. The selected candidate will be expected to comply with University policies relating to research with human subjects, equality of opportunity, and data management.

A part-time, hourly Senior Research Assistant is needed to oversee the infrastructure development of a large database, and the coordination, collection, storage/management, and visualization of multiple data sources. Data will be in the form of videos, observation checklists, electronic survey responses, anecdotal data, secondary students’ work samples, and graduate course assignments. Experience with using software to create and manage the infrastructure of a large project’s dataset is required.


  • Use data management software to create and organize the database for SEALED data sources;
  • Attend multiple trainings concerning the SEALED project data sources;
  • Schedule/oversee data collection in schools and graduate classes;
  • Download/store video-recorded lessons and other data sources according to UM’s Institutional Review Board protocols;
  • Input data into spreadsheets for project analyses;
  • Create visualizations and graphic representations of the study’s findings


A minimum of a Master’s degree (preferably in Education) and professional experience in data management for research with human subjects is required.


Organization skills

Communication skills

Ability to multi-task

Use of data management software to build and oversee storage for a large dataset

Experience with data management

Experience with graphic design software and data visualization

Apply online. Position R100023677

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