Graduate Research Assistant - 22195BR

Graduate Research Assistant

Department: 
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division: 
Juniper Gardens Area
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

Researchers at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research center with the University of Kansas, are working to develop a survey to measure parents’ and caregivers’ early language interactions with children age birth to 36 months. Our primary objectives for the current project are to conduct expert reviews with parents/caregivers, practitioners, and researchers, which we will use to revise the tool before additional parent/caregiver reviews and a pilot to collect data from parents/caregivers.

We are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to work 50% FTE (20 hours per week) for the summer semester. The GRA will work on the project under the guidance of the Project Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators. The GRA will attend regular project meetings and will be responsible for assisting the Project Team in collecting and organizing data obtained during the expert review process. Specific tasks will include creating and testing expert review surveys in REDCap, assisting with expert recruitment, assisting with expert reviewer follow-up (e.g., additional feedback interviews, obtaining information for compensation), transcribing Zoom interviews, and exporting and cleaning REDCap survey data.

The GRA will be expected to work independently with guidance from the Project Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators. The GRA will be expected to have a background in early education, speech/language pathology, applied behavior science, social work, or a related field. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. This position may be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by supervisor.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check.

The position is located in Kansas City, Kansas in the Children’s Campus of Kansas City Building, 444 Minnesota Ave, Suite 300, Kansas City KS 66101.

Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

  1. Assist the PI and Co-PIs in carrying out CRELI development activities, including
    • Creating and testing expert review surveys in REDCap to ensure usability prior to sending links to participants (50%)
    • Assisting with expert reviewer follow-up activities after survey completion (e.g., scheduling feedback interviews via email, obtaining information needed for reviewer compensation via email/phone call) (20%)
    • Transcribing audio from Zoom interviews for later analysis by the research team (15%)
    • Exporting and cleaning REDCap survey data for later analysis by the research team (10%)
    • Assisting with expert recruitment (e.g., emailing survey information to identified experts) (5%)
*This position will be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  1. Current enrollment in 6+ hours in KU graduate program during the academic year in Early Childhood Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, School Psychology, Child Psychology, Social Work, Psychology, or related field during the academic year and as shown in application materials.
  2. Excellent organizational skills as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Two-year minimum computer word-processing data-base knowledge, as demonstrated in application materials.
  4. Research project must complement student’s studies, as demonstrated in application materials.
  5. Excellent English written and oral communication skills as evidenced by application materials, interview performance, and references.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, School Psychology, Child Psychology, Early Childhood Special Education, Psychology, or related field.
  2. Experience working on a research team related to measurement development, early intervention, or early childhood development.
  3. Experience working with diverse people in a variety of situations.
  4. Ability to work independently and attend to details as demonstrated in work experience.
  5. Experience creating and managing surveys in REDCap.

Additional Candidate Instructions

For more information and to apply go to: employment.ku.edu/student/22195BR. Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume or vitae and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications begins on May 16, 2022 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check.

Contact Information to Applicants

If you have questions about the position, you may email Drs. Brenda Salley at bsalley@kumc.edu, Judith Carta at carta@ku.edu, or Nicolette Grasley-Boy at ngb@ku.edu. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Diana Skill at dskill@ku.edu


Advertised Salary Range

$18.00-$20.00 hourly, $720.00--$800.00 biweekly, commensurate with education and experience. Eligible candidate to receive Summer 2022 tuition sponsorship.

Work Schedule

Varies, up to 20 hrs per week

Anticipated Start Date

23-May-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
22195BR
Department:
Bureau of Child Research
Primary Campus:
Juniper Gardens Area
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student