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 led by Dr. DuBois, a professor in UIC's School of Public Health (Dr. David Dubois). Dr. DuBois and his team are conducting a follow-up study of persons who participated in an evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program more than 20 years ago (LSYM).
We are looking for Research Assistants who are interested in gaining research experience for course credit or as a volunteer during the Summer and/or Fall Semester. In addition, we have helped several Honor College Students complete their capstones during their time working with us, using data from the larger study. 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 Assistants will be doing are:
Participant outreach: communication with participants from diverse backgrounds 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.
Questions? Contact Julius Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.