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Graduate Research Assistant--PT--Psychology (Grant-Funded)

Spelman College
Job Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Laboratory and Research

Job Summary

The Gender, Race, and Cultural Empowerment (GRACE) Lab at Spelman College is considering applications for a Graduate Research Assistant. This is a grant funded position by Goldman Sachs and Urban Institute's One Million Black Women Research Partnership on the racial earnings and wealth gaps and their disproportionate impact on Black women and families. This position entails conducting independent research and research collaboration with faculty and collaborators in designing and implementing studies, analyzing data, writing manuscripts/brief reports, among other research duties as they arise.

The Graduate Research Assistant will work 10 hours per week. The current anticipated end date is December 31, 2022.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects, processes and analyzes quantitative and qualitative research (surveys, experiments, and focus group data).
  • Assists faculty researchers and other collaborators both at Spelman and externally, or may act independently, in planning and designing research studies, such as surveys, focus groups or experimental designs.
  • Presents project results to internal and external parties.
  • Performs statistical analyses, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, and producing publications/brief reports on the results of the analyses.
  • Presents research findings at professional conferences.
  • Searches pertinent scientific literature, as needed.
  • Performs the research required by the faculty supervisor to a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and federal regulations.
  • Works in a collegial and cooperative manner with the faculty supervisor and other co-workers.

Required Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled full-time in a masters or doctorate graduate program preferably in social or educational psychology, women's studies, education, or a related field. Must have 1-3 years of prior experience collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating data.

This position requires a strong interest in and familiarity with research in any of the following areas: identity development of Black women, and gender and racial biases.

Excellent written and verbal communication, problem-solving, time management, and organization skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and within a team. The incumbent must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, and technical procedures. Additionally, this incumbent must have the ability to effectively deliver oral presentations and the ability to provide information and respond to questions from others in the Spelman community, or external contacts, if necessary.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) which includes such things as creating forms, using formulas, and be very internet savvy. Must possess experience using any of the analyzing datasets (e.g., SPSS, NVivo, R, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in research on Black women's experiences in the workplace is preferred.

Experience with (or training in) qualitative and quantitative research and policy work are preferred but not required.

Physical Demands

Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Full Time/Part Time: Part-time

Posting Number: SC0444P

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three current professional references.

Applicants must also present a representative research publication or other writing sample.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Protocol

Due to the current pandemic, Spelman College has instituted a COVID-19 PCR Based Testing requirement. You will need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an FDA-approved test conducted by a testing site run by a local or state health department or conducted through a licensed health care provider ("Credible Facility") within 5 days of the start date. Provided the facility is credible, you may take the test at a facility of your choice to be paid for by you. The college does not reimburse for this expense. The results will need to be submitted to Yemi Brown, Manager of COVID 19 Operation, at,cell 832-466-4448 at the start of your first day.

Also, due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 in an unvaccinated population and the spread of new variants, Spelman College is requiring COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively "Campus Community") that have job duties, attend classes or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of your full vaccination and booster to Yemi Brown at the start of your first day.

It is our hope to minimize transmission of the coronavirus in the workplace and academic setting by requiring occupational protection such as requiring face masks to be worn properly, requiring social distancing, and continuing to encourage frequent handwashing; thereby minimizing the potential transmission of COVID-19 to members of the campus community.
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