Research Assistant


Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82753 - H - Labs/Research Assistant 3 Position Number H82573 Working Title Research Assistant Department Center On Health Disparities Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $10 - $20 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 20 Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours 9:00 - 6:00 Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

With funded education and training programs, health research projects, and community engagement at CoHD, the research assistant will work closely with the Director of Evaluation and Assessment, assisting in the data collection and analysis, and report writing. The research assistant will be part of the evaluation team to help successfully implement and meet the deadlines for all research and evaluation activities.

Major responsibilities are performing data collection and analysis including online survey creation and administration, interview recordings transcription, data cleaning, using quantitative and qualitative data analysis software (Excel, SPSS, Nvivo) to analyze data collected, presenting the analysis results, results interpretation and write-up, and other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications

Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and collaboration skills

Excellent analytical skills

Ability to conduct and prioritize multiple tasks.

Experience in research methodology and data analysis required.

Strong organization, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team

Demonstrated data collection skills (e.g. interviewing, observation, focus group moderation, and surveying)

Proficiency with relevant quantitative and qualitative data analysis platforms (e.g. Excel, SPSS, Nvivo).

Experience with data management and analysis

Experience writing evaluation and research reports

Job Open Date 10/01/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete application

Additional Information Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100932 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list any data analysis tools, techniques or software you have used or learned.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Have you conducted qualitative research? Please explain and offer an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you conducted quantitative research? Please explain and offer an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter - 1
  2. Reference Letter - 2
  3. Reference Letter - 3


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