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Graduate Research Assistant For Undergraduate Population Health Research Methods

Position Description

Seeking a Graduate Research Assistant for "Undergraduate Population Health Research Methods (PH310)" under Andrew Rowland PhD, Associate Professor, UNM College of Population Health. This class will introduce students to the joy and excitement of conducting population health research. Research is a powerful tool for better understanding and improving population health. Students will learn about the ethical issues around conducting research with underserved or vulnerable populations, and about the differences between quantitative and qualitative research. There will be a special focus on learning qualitative research methods, conducting and transcribing interviews, analyzing qualitative data and summarizing it for different audiences. Our focus this semester will be understanding the pressures on UNM students – at school, at work, and at home, and the impact of those pressures on student health behaviors and overall health. Graduate students from both public health and non-public health backgrounds who have qualitative research experience are encouraged to apply.

Stipend is $3500 for semester for 10 hours a week for Fall semester, 2018. 

Class Schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM –1:45 PM, Castetter Hall Room 51.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attendance at all classes
  • Help grading low stakes assignments (homework, exercises, etc.)
  • Reaching out and helping students who are having difficulty or falling behind
  • Assist with course materials in UNM Learn by posting materials and making copies as needed
  • Helping to facilitate small group discussions
  • Additional duties to be negotiated with instructor

Position Requirements

  • Broad interest and enthusiasm for learning about Population Health and Public Health
  • Previous experience using qualitative research methods
  • Experience conducting research
  • Reliable, flexible, and willing to work hard
  • Ability to work well with students and follow direction
  • Demonstrable writing, oral, and organizational skills

Required Documents

  • CV 
  • Letter of intent which summarizing previous quantitative and qualitative research experience


Send required documents by August 17, 2018 for best consideration.
Dr. Rowland (

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