Research Assistant

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Student Affairs, Health Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82752 - H - Labs/Research Assistant 2 Position Number H82752 Working Title Research Assistant Department Health Behavior And Policy 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 $17-20/hour Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category 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
The OPT for health lab is seeking a part-time research assistant with interest in qualitative research. The ACTIVATE study is a recently completed behavioral clinical trial examining the preliminary efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of a low touch weight loss program designed specifically for young men. As part of this trial, in-depth interviews were conducted with intervention participants regarding their experience and preferences. Under the supervision of trial PI and Student Investigator (Dr. Jessica LaRose and Jean Reading) this individual will be responsible for coding these qualitative data. The position will consist of coding transcripts using qualitative software (NVivo), attending coder trainings and meetings, and other related tasks (e.g., transcript cleaning). All meetings will be held remotely. Training will be provided by the student investigator who has extensive experience in qualitative research methods. The coder will be expected to code data according to the coding dictionary, make memos/notes, ask questions, and attend weekly coder meetings. Position is hourly, with an average of 6-8 hours / week anticipated.

Required Qualifications
- Experience working in research, preferably in the health sciences
- Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
- Experience working collaboratively in a diverse team setting
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management, and communication skills
- High school degree/ GED or higher
- Strong computer technology skills
- Ability to make decisions and complete tasks independently

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working with qualitative data
- Previous experience working on a qualitative research project
- Experience with qualitative data analysis software, preferably NVivo
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, public health, or related field preferred

Job Open Date 07/27/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have experience coding qualitative data?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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