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Research Assistant I

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant I

Job #: 040849
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $17.00 - $21.00
Hours: Standard University business hours:

8:30am - 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am - 4:30pm (summer)
This position is 20 hours per week.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
This full-time research assistant position is critical to research conducted in the Minority Stress & Trauma Lab. Specific projects involve a sample of victimized SMW where we will examine the preliminary efficacy of an expressive writing intervention and test a model in which minority stressors predict physiological stress reactivity which in turn predict PTSD symptoms and alcohol use and related outcomes (e.g., alcohol craving). Other studies involve conducting a needs assessment of local LGBTQ+ survivors, LGBTQ+ Veterans, and interviewing providers.

Work will include collecting physiological, cross-sectional, longitudinal, and qualitative data, running lab participants, managing IRB protocols, helping with grant management, training participants, managing email, paying and retaining participants, coordinating weekly lab meetings, assisting with submitting research findings for conferences and peer-reviewed publications, and translating research findings into clinical practice. Work with Dr. Scheer to coordinate grant milestones, contribute to annual grant reports, and conduct research with an interdisciplinary team.

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an area of health, social, or behavioral sciences.
  • Prior experience and interest in conducting research in the field of social science and health.
  • Demonstrated evidence of organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated skills and interest in working in research with trauma-exposed and marginalized populations, including women, LGBTQ populations, people living in poverty, immigrant populations, Veterans, and racial/ethnic minority populations.

  • Grant management, work with Dr. Scheer to coordinate grant milestones and contribute to annual grant reports.
  • Conducting literature reviews, preparing manuscripts, and conference presentations.
  • Collecting, managing, and analyzing data.
  • Supervising undergraduate research assistants.
  • Recruiting and retaining participants.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

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