Posting: Student Research Assistant/Technician - WSU Center for Social Work Research
November 28, 2022
The Center for Social Work Research Student Research Assistant or non-student Research Technician works with a team of students and research technicians to support various School of Social Work (SSW) faculty and staff, and external clients with a variety of research projects. There are currently special opportunities to exercise interpersonal skills through conducting interviews and focus groups on individual projects. There is also the opportunity to work on a State-funded substance use grant doing tasks such as data entry and reporting.
- Provide SSW faculty/staff and external clients research support on a variety of projects through tasks such as literature searches, data entry and coding, data analysis, visualization and reporting, online surveys, transcription of audio, and some recruitment of research participants.
- Create and program surveys to be utilized for SSW assessments and Research Center purposes (Remark and Qualtrics).
- Administer surveys and conduct interviews and focus groups to SSW students and external clients in the community.
- Assist in data processing and analysis using SPSS, Excel, Qualtrics, Remark, and other software as needed.
- Assist in the preparation of user-friendly reports and data visualizations for internal SSW administrators and external clients.
- Assist with Research Center website content and editing.
- Interact with Wayne State students about Research Center opportunities.
- Experience with Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience with SPSS preferred
- Completion of at least one Research, Research Methods and/or Research Statistics course
- Ability to learn computer applications quickly
- Detail-oriented and organized, with excellent time-management skills
- Ability to work between remote and in-person settings, including on and off campus
- Ability to work in collaboration with supervisors and coworkers
- Available to work during the summer and the school year
- Part-time hourly for 15-20 hours per week with no benefits. When in classes full-time, students are able to work a maximum of 20 hours. Students are eligible for additional hours in spring/summer semesters
- Shifts range from 4-8 hours per shift
- Currently offering hybrid schedules; some in-office and community work will be required (5447 Woodward Ave., Metro Detroit Area)
- Hours can be worked Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Evening, weekend, and flex hours are negotiable
- Compensation: $16.00/hourly
- Incoming or current WSU Social Work students are given preference
- Students with more than 1 year remaining in program are given preference
If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Kendra Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org), Research Center Manager. Include your social work program, graduation date, experience with SPSS and other research, and availability in your cover letter.