Graduate Research Assistant - Sociology

Grand Forks, ND
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information:

Seeking a master’s or doctoral level student to work as a research assistant for a multi-year NSF-funded grant studying STEM undergraduates and faculty.  The project will make use of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine mentoring relationships and science identity development.
Responsibilities will include reviewing the literature, helping create and employ project instrumentation, interviewing students, transcription, data cleaning, analysis, and dissemination.  GRA must be able to work independently; ability to manage time and meet project deadlines is a must.  Experience with data collection, interviewing, and SPSS statistical software preferred.

This is a half-time position with the expectation of 20 hours per week.  Tuition waiver and stipend are included.  Position begins August 16, 2021.  Potential renewal of funding beyond the first year of appointment will be considered if candidate is successful in the position and the grant is renewed. 

Please submit a resume with relevant references, and short essay describing qualifications.  The essay should include past research experience and how the GRA position aligns with your academic and career goals.  Applications accepted until filled.


GRA must be able to work independently; ability to manage time and meet project deadlines is a must. Evidence of coursework in research methods and statistics required. Quantitative skills, including work with data collection and SPSS, is a must. Must complete IRB human subjects training.
Experience with interviewing is preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants in the social and behavioral sciences.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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Confidentiality of Application Materials

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EEO Statement

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Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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