Research Assistant/Research Associate - SSW

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime

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Position Title
Research Assistant/Research Associate - SSW  
Number of Vacancies
13 - College of Social Work  
Primary Department
H1301-Deans Office Social Work  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Essential Functions:
Coordinate field data collection for a longitudinal project that implements and evaluates a school-based prevention program focusing on creating protective environments in schools through school policy development and technical assistance to prevent perpetration of sexual and other related forms of violence among youth.
Coordinate scheduling of recruitment and data collection with school sites.
Support the administration of surveys to youth in school settings across Michigan.
Support the collection of school-level data from publicly available and school-provided sources.
Conduct focus group research with youth.Assist with interviewing of school administrators and staff.
Facilitate retention of research participants and securing informed consent of youth and parents.
Assist in supervision of student research assistant staff.
Ongoing communication with the principal investigators, school personnel, intervention partners, and others affiliated with the project.
Maintain accounting of research related costs.
Assist in the preparation of research reports.
Support daily administrative operations of the research project.
Primarily remote work from home for the first year of the project.
Unique Duties
Bachelor's degree required for Research Assistant
Ph.D. required for Research Associate
Must have graduate level courses in social science research (social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, education or public health).
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Experience working on social science research projects.
Comfortable with a variety of computer programs and applications.
Reliable transportation to research sites. Minimal travel across the state may be necessary.
Preferred Qualifications
MSW or Master's degree preferred  
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
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Research Assistants/Associates  

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Please submit cover letter, CV and 3 references.  
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