Graduate Research Assistant Opening with Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS)
We are looking for a graduate research assistant to join our project team on the NSF-funded grant, “Early-Career Engineers Experiences with Equity and Ethics as they Transition to Practice and Implications for Formation of Engineers,” for Spring 2023 with the possibility of continuation in Summer 2023.
This project studies new engineers in their first five years of practice to learn how these engineers are using lessons from school and the messages they receive in the workplace to shape their professional behavior at a key transitional stage. The ultimate goal of this study is to help develop ethical and equity-minded engineers who are prepared to use their professional work to enhance fairness in society and engineering workplaces.
This research assistant position would be a good fit for students interested in or looking to deepen their expertise in issues of ethics and inclusion. The RA can expect to gain experience and mentorship to further develop the following skills: research tool development, interviewing, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and conducting literature reviews.
- Collect and analyze qualitative data
- Summarize project data and results
- Assist in research tool development
- Provide background research and conduct literature reviews for the project
- Maintain current CITI training for conducting research on humans subjects as required by UNM Main Campus IRB
- Subject recruitment and consent
- Maintain accurate records of interviews and observation data, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects
- Attend project team meetings
- Manage and respond to project-related emails and assist in project scheduling
- Attend area seminars and other meetings as needed
- Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations as needed
- Academic background in Education, Communication, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or other related fields.
- Academic knowledge and/or experience using qualitative/interpretive methods
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Prior knowledge and/or experience in conducting interviews and using qualitative and/or quantitative analysis software as part of coursework or thesis work
- Experience interacting with research participants
Please send the following application materials by November 15, 2022 to Amir Hedayati (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Organization, Information & Learning Sciences, University of New Mexico:
- CV or resume
- Writing sample
- Letter of intent that explicitly addresses how the applicant meets required and preferred qualifications