Paid Summer Job Opportunity for Undergrads on the Looks and Achievement Project!
Flexible hours and work from home/location of your choice!
Undergraduate students will rate short (10 second) videos as part of a project, funded in part from the National Institute of Health, to examine how several aspects of appearance, such as physical attractiveness, skin tone, and racial-ethnic features, relate to social and academic well-being and 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 raters, and will work under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Gordon, the study’s principal investigator, and Sarah Moberg, the project coordinator. Students will enjoy the flexibility to set their own schedule (as long as it meets weekly hours targets) and complete their rating tasks from any private location with Internet connection.
Students must have access to a personal computer with Internet connection in a private location, a strong work ethic, good academic standing (at least 3.25 GPA), and continued student status at UIC (at least through fall 2019). Having completed CITI training for human subjects’ protections through undergraduate research methods (e.g., Soc 300) is a plus (otherwise CITI certification must be passed during project training). This position will pay hourly and the hours may vary per week but will fall in the range of 15-20 hours per week (approximately 130 hours total across the summer). Rate of pay will be set according to UIC policy for undergraduate research assistants. All raters must be willing to commit to work for the duration of the summer 2019 on this project. Students 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 a current resume and unofficial transcript to Sarah Moberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible (ideally by Friday, May 24, 2019). Please include in the body of your email your current year in school, expected graduation date, and how your background and interests fit with the job description. Please also indicate whether you qualified for federal work study in spring 2019, to facilitate identification of qualifications for special summer funding opportunities. Please also indicate your availability for attending a half-day training session on the UIC campus during the last week of May or first two weeks of June. Please save your resume and transcript using the following file naming convention: ‘lastname_resume’ or ‘lastname_transcript’.
Please note: we are looking for a finite number of raters for summer 2019, and will review applications on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled.