Research Assistants for the "Long-Term Study of Youth Mentoring"
We are currently looking for Research Assistants to aid in the "Long-Term Study of Youth Mentoring" at the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP). This study is being lead by Dr. DuBois, a professor at UIC's School of Public (Dr. David Dubois). Dr. DuBois and his team are conducting a follow-up study of persons who were involved in a study dating back to the 1990's that looked at the effects of mentoring provided by the Big Brothers Big Sisters program (LSYM).
We are looking for Research Assistants who are interested in gaining research experience for course credit or as a volunteer. All Research Assistants will gain real life research experience that will help in the next step after graduation, whether that be applying for graduate school or entering the professional sector. Dr. DuBois will be available to provide a letter of reference to facilitate these next steps. For those who continue with the project more than one semester, there will also be an opportunity to be included as a co-author on a research paper for a professional conference.
Some of the tasks the Research Assistance will be doing are:
- Participant outreach: communication with participants by email and phone for purposes of recruitment into the study as well as data collection.
- Data entry and management using software such as "Redcap" and Lexis Nexis
- Administrative tasks involving the use of Microsoft office
Students who are interested must have the following qualifications:
- GPA must be above 3.0
- Willing to travel to the West Campus (IHRP)
- Minimum time commitment of 8 hours per week
- Oral and written communication: must be able to communicate effectively through email and phone
- Customer service skills and experience with Microsoft software (e.g., Excel) are a plus.
If interested, please contact Dr. David Dubois at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julius Rivera at Jriver40@uic.edu.