STEPS Research Assistant

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STEPS Research Assistant

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Lexington, KY

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods, lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 20 lbs.


M-F; variable 10-15 hours per week

Job Summary:

With supervision from the PI, perform qualitative research tasks including reviewing study interview transcripts, applying a structured coding scheme to study data, analyzing themes, and writing basic summaries of findings. Assist with data collection including consent, enrollment, and program visits as needed. Assist with conducting literature reviews. Engage in regular communication and meetings with the PI and other study personnel to discuss analysis.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis; Comfort with Microsoft programs including Word and Excel; Knowledge of video conferencing platforms such as Zoom; Ability to work independently; Excellent communication skills. Experience with NVivo and SPSS software is a plus. Content knowledge of substance use disorder is a plus.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 1/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time