We are hiring students! Part-time, flexible Student Research Assistant positions in the Center for Social Work Research

Student Research Assistant Position

Job Description:

The Center for Social Work Research Student Research Assistant 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.


  • Provide SSW faculty/staff and external clients research support on a variety of projects through use of SPSS, literature searches, data entry and coding, data analysis and reporting, online survey software, and transcription of narrative interviews
  • Create surveys to be utilized for SSW assessments and Research Center purposes
  • Program surveys into questionnaire formats (Remark and Qualtrics)
  • Administer surveys, conduct interviews and focus groups to SSW students and external clients
  • Assist in data processing and analysis using Remark, SPSS, Qualtrics, and Excel
  • Assist in the preparation of user-friendly reports for internal SSW administrators and external clients
  • Assist with Research Center website content entry
  • Qualifications:

  • Experience working on social science research projects
  • Experience with SPSS
  • Completion of at least one Research, Research Methods and/or Research Statistics course required
  • Comfortable with a variety of computer programs
  • Ability to learn computer applications quickly
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with excellent time-management skills
  • Incoming or current WSU Social Work students are given preference
  • Students with more than 1 year remaining in program are given preference
  • Available to work during the summer and the school year
  • The position:

  • Part-time hourly for 15-20 hours per week with no benefits
  • Located in the School of Social Work
  • Hours can be worked Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. No evening or weekend hours available
  • Compensation: up to $14.00/hour depending on experience
  • If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Kendra Wells (kendrajwells@wayne.edu), Interim Manager of Research Support. Please make sure to include your social work program, graduation date, experience with SPSS, and availability in your cover letter.

    Posted: Fall 2019

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