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Graduate Research Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 09/19/2017
Working Title Graduate Research Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Research
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant. The Graduate Research Assistant will contribute to a grant-funded project exploring the experiences of undergraduate student leaders who claim one or more minoritized identities (i.e. gender, race, sexual orientation). The candidate will be responsible for collecting research data through semi-structured one-on-one interviews, organizing data/transcripts, assembling relevant literature, and coding and analyzing some data. This position affords for potential authorship opportunities, but not all research and research support will result in authorship.

Job Requirements

Experience with qualitative methodology and demonstrated completion of a graduate-level qualitative research methods course are essential. Prior experience with semi-structured one-on-one research interviews is desired. Preference will be given to current doctoral students in the School of Education.

This position will require some light travel to local higher education institutions in the Pittsburgh area in order to conduct interviews. The candidate will need to complete required HRPO and IRB trainings before beginning the project. This position has a timeline for one academic year, but the timeline may be extended depending upon the procurement of additional grant funding.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $15.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week 10-20/week
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location WWPH 5902
Posting Number S-05606-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter