Undergraduate coders will rate short (10 second) videos as part of a National Institute of Health funded project to examine how physical attractiveness and other aspects of looks relate to social and academic achievement.
Students will attend an initial training session and, contingent on successfully completing the training, will work independently to complete their rating tasks. Students will be part of a team of coders, and will work under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Gordon, the study’s principal investigator, and Rowena Crabbe, the project coordination.
Students must have access to a computer with Internet connection, a strong work ethic, and good academic standing (at least 3.25 GPA) for this role. This position will pay hourly and the hours may vary per week but will fall in the range of 5 – 10 per week. Rate of pay will be set at UIC’s Research Scientific Aide level. Students who are looking for future independent study or honors thesis opportunities are also encouraged to apply, and would participate in an initial paid trial period to ensure mutual fit. All coders must be willing to commit to one year of work with the projects. Coders who excel at their role will have the opportunity to continue for an additional year and for taking on additional responsibilities over the course of the project. Coders will enjoy flexible hours, the opportunity for growth, as well as the opportunity to work directly with graduate students and tenured faculty on an ongoing research project!
If you are interested in this project, please send an updated resume and transcript to rcrabb3@ uic.edu as soon as possible (no later than 8/19/16). Please include in the body of your email your current year in school and expected graduation date.