Research Assistant

Position Overview

Assist with data collection for an NSF-funded study by the University of Kansas on extreme weather. Researcher will conduct survey involving bus riders in Kansas City.

Job Description

(100%) Survey bus riders in Kansas City, Missouri to take a 3–5-minute survey

Required Qualifications

Graduate student or junior/senior in psychology, education, civil engineering, urban planning, public administration or related social sciences field, or equivalent research experience.

**During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some experience (or comfort) asking strangers to take a brief survey.
  • Responsible, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Experience or coursework in social science research data collection (observation, survey administration, etc.).
  • Already have a current training certificate for the protection of human subjects or be able to secure certification upon hiring.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, and resume. Only complete applications will be considered.

Contact Information to Applicants

Nikhila Gunda

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

7-11AM, 11AM-3PM, and 3-7PM M-F

Anticipated Start Date

Wednesday June 19, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27760BR
  • Department:  KU Transportation Center
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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