Graduate Research Assistant - 22373BR

Graduate Research Assistant

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

Position Overview

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP; www.jgcp.ku.edu) is seeking to hire a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to assist with newly funded ASH Foundation (American Speech Language and Hearing Foundation) research project. We are seeking a GRA for a study that aims to develop Family Needs Assessment Survey (FNAS). This comprehensive survey will be provided to practitioners, early interventionists and researchers to learn about families’ needs and readiness levels of implementing preventative early intervention/parenting programs.

We are seeking a GRA to work .50% FTE (20 hours per week), with guidance from the project Principal and Co-Investigators. Responsibilities will include assistance with ensuring transcription accuracy, data coding, data analysis, and attending regular meetings with primary investigator and report progress on assigned tasks.
This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team of professionals. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check.

*Please note that this summer appointment will not be eligible for tuition sponsorship.

Job Description

  1. Assist in data coding and analysis and perform inter-coding reliability checks (50%).
  2. Assist in data transcription of interviews conducted with families and professionals/educators (30%).
  3. Attend in transcription and coding trainings, review transcription- and coding-related materials and perform pilot data transcription and coding (10%).
  4. Attend weekly research project meetings (10%).
The position is at JGCP, located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the Children’s Campus of Kansas City building, 444 Minnesota Ave, Suite 300, Kansas City, KS 66101.This position may be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  1. Current enrollment in a graduate program with a course of study in speech language pathology, psychology, special education, applied behavioral sciences, or related field during the academic year.
  2. 6 months' experience working with preschool or early elementary school-age children in school, home, or community programs.
  3. Fluent in the use of Excel, office productivity applications and cloud-based applications such as Google Docs and OneDrive.
  4. Effective organization skills as evidenced by application materials and the interview process.
  5. Strong communication skills as determined through interview process and reference checks.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with families of preschoolers in early intervention programs.
  2. Coursework in child development and/or research methods in speech language pathology, psychology, special education, applied behavioral sciences, or related field.
  3. Experience with the conduct of qualitative research projects.
  4. Experience with data management systems such as REDCap or Qualtrics

Additional Candidate Instructions

For more information and to apply go to: employment.ku.edu/student/22373BR. Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume/vitae and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications begins on 06/05/2022 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on satisfactory yearly evaluation and funding.

Contact Information to Applicants

For questions about the position, please contact Dr.Seven at yagmurseven@ku.edu.
For questions about the application process, please contact Diana Skill at dskill@ku.edu.

Advertised Salary Range

$20/per hour, 800.00 biweekly

Work Schedule

Varies, up to 20 hrs per week

Anticipated Start Date

06-Jun-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
22373BR
Department:
Bureau of Child Research
Primary Campus:
Juniper Gardens Area
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student