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Research Assistant - Temporary

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
HUP

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Job Details

Job location: HUP


Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-09-30
Req: JR00041889
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title

Research Assistant - Temporary

Job Profile Title

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary

We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual health research and/or LGBTQ health research to join our team of researchers focused on the sexual health of sexual and gender minority adults, with a specific focus on transgender and gender diverse adults. The research assistant will work under the guidance of faculty, senior research personnel, and/or project/department managers. The research assistant will be expected to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary group. Preference for personnel within the transgender community, or with programmatic and/or research experience in transgender-related topics.

Job Description

The research assistant will perform research tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Collect, verify, and maintain accurate study information
  • Assist in the screening and interviewing participants
  • Send data to professional transcription service and check transcripts for accuracy
  • Assist with coding of in-depth interviews related to the delivery of HIV prevention services tailored for LGBTQ+ people
  • Assist with development of a qualitative codebook and other study materials
  • Assist with data management (e.g., data cleaning, organization, and entry) and drafting data reports
  • Assist in other research activities such as drafting study documents, conducting literature reviews, preparing presentation documents, and participating in team meetings and trainings

Qualifications & Requirements

Minimum

  • Detail-oriented, hardworking, and highly organized
  • Feel comfortable collecting information and interacting professionally over the phone and video chat platforms (e.g., BlueJeans, Zoom, Microsoft Teams)
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Manage multiple ongoing tasks efficiently
  • Able to use guidance from study protocols to make informed, independent decisions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and be able to interact appropriately and effectively with a diverse range of persons and communities

We particularly welcome those who have:

  • People with lived experience and deep familiarity with transgender and gender diverse folks navigating access to sexual health services and/or HIV prevention/treatment services.
  • Previous experience conducting qualitative research, preferably in both data collection and analysis; and proficiency using qualitative software (e.g., Dedoose, NVivo)
  • Previous research experience related to sexual health and/or LGBTQ health
  • Strong qualitative research experience

Additional comments: In your cover letter, please tell us about your experience and familiarity with transgender and gender diverse people who are navigating access to sexual health services and/or HIV prevention/treatment services.

Collect, verify, and maintain accurate study information

Assist in the screening and interviewing participants

Send data to professional transcription service and check transcripts for accuracy

Assist with coding of in-depth interviews related to the delivery of HIV prevention services tailored for LGBTQ+ people

Assist with development of a qualitative codebook and other study materials

Assist with data management (e.g., data cleaning, organization, and entry) and drafting data reports

Assist in other research activities such as drafting study documents, conducting literature reviews, preparing presentation documents, and participating in team meetings and trainings

Other duties as assigned

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$7.25 - $230.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Organization

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn

Vision

 

As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 

 

Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 

 

Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  

 

Diversity 

 

Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 

 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 

 

To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Penn visit: 

 

Benefits 

 

Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 

 

Campus and Beyond

 

We invite you to explore our campus and its stately buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. 

 

Try our self-guided tour! Come and visit

 

Learn about sustainability at Penn

 

News 

 

Stay up-to-date with Penn's response to COVID-19: Coronavirus Information & Resources

 

Penn supports news publications that tell the ongoing story of the University community, communications services for external media, telephone and video services, and other media resources: Campus Media 

 

Connect with us!  

 

Instagram: @uofpenn 

Twitter: @Penn 

 

 

Find Us
Telephone
(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
United States
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