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" (LSYM) at the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP). This study is being led by Dr. David Dubois, a professor in UIC's School of Public Health. 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.
We are looking for Research Assistants who are interested in gaining research experience for course credit or as a volunteer during the Spring Semester. All Research Assistants will gain real life research experience that will help in the next step after graduation. Whether it applies to graduate studies or entering a professional world, Dr. DuBois will be available to provide a letter of reference. For those who continue on with the project for more than one semester, there will be an opportunity to be included as a co-author on a research paper for a professional conference. Additionally, if you are required to complete a research capstone project as part of your degree requirements, or simply have an interest in doing so, assistance may be made available to those who continue with the project beyond this academic year.
Duties of the Research Assistant position include:
- Participant outreach: communication with participants from diverse backgrounds via email and phone for purposes of recruitment into the study and data collection.
- Data entry and management, using software such as REDCap and LexisNexis
- 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 IHRP (West Campus)
- Minimum time commitment of 8 hours per week
- Flexibility to work evening hours
- Oral and written communication: must be able to communicate effectively via email and phone
- Customer service skills—must be able to communicate with a diverse range of people and troubleshoot any issues that may present during conversations
- Experience with Microsoft software (e.g., Excel, Word, etc.) are a plus.
- Ability to follow directions and work independently
- Previous research experience is a plus, but not required.
If interested, please contact Hope Carter at email@example.com or Julius Rivera at Jriver40@uic.edu.