Under the direction of the Senior Project Manager, the Qualitative Research Assistant (RA) will assist with the thematic analysis, coding, data clean-up and consolidation for a recently completed study on the psycho-social ramifications of COVID-19. The RA will perform coding, code book refinement, data analysis, and play a large role in the consolidation of themes and data clean-up for a study of over 125 participants.

Bilingual candidates with Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean language skills highly encouraged as data collection was conducted in those languages in addition to English.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Performs and assists with various forms of thematic analysis, working collaboratively to ensure a high inter-rater reliability score.
  2. Identifies missed opportunities or themes not originally denoted by the study teams. 
  3. Makes recommendations for thematic consolidation and proper alignment of denoted themes with study aims and objectives.
  4. Makes recommendations for psycho-social frameworks in which to illustrate results.
  5. Assists with writing, manuscript design, and preparation for publication.
  6. Attends all required training, completing all necessary assignments and evaluations.
  7. Completes and submits time sheets as required, along with all daily and weekly progress reports.

***Prior training and experience with qualitative research is mandatory for this position. You should have experience in qualitative research methodologies, thematic analysis, code book development, coding, and using NVivo Software. Please provide a CV or list of qualitative studies you have worked on including associated publications.

Pay will range from $17-19/hour based on demonstrated experience.

This is a hybrid position. Student will be expected to work from home and from the Institute’s offices located in downtown New Brunswick. In-person work will be at minimum one day per week.

To apply for this job email your details to ddychtwald@ifh.rutgers.edu

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