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Research Assistant

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Employment Status: Part-Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: WS0020/6

Salary Range: TBD

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Implicit Beliefs and Unlimited Potential (IB-UP) Lab at the University of the District of Columbia, seeks to hire a Research Assistant (RA) with research interest in implicit theories of intelligence, faculty beliefs, learning contexts and the experiences, persistence and achievement of minoritized STEM students at HBCUs. The tentative appointment period for the position is January 2023 through May 2023.

The Research Assistant’s primary contributions will be in assisting the Principal Investigator (PI) and Postdoctoral Scholar with study recruitment, survey and interview tool development, data collection (including classroom observations), supporting/mentoring Undergraduate Research Assistants, conducting qualitative and quantitative research analysis (including data checking, cleaning and coding), writing and submitting co-authored manuscripts for publication, supporting workshops and presenting the research to multiple stakeholders including at national conferences and through case studies and modules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct high quality research on Learning environments and Psychosocial factors that impact educational outcomes for minorities students.
  • Work closely with graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to joint projects.
  • Participate with recruitment and leading workshops.
  • Presents and publishes research findings at conferences and peer reviewed publications.
  • Prepares progress reports for funding sources.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, or a related area is required by the time of appointment.
  • A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to support and uplift students from groups underrepresented in STEM.
Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

E mployment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

D rug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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