The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in an ongoing evaluation and research project to assess the Northwest Engineering Talent Expansion Partnership (NW-ETEP), funded by the National Science Foundation. CWD creates customized programs to develop the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through recruitment, retention, and advancement strategies. CWD conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and ethnic diversity in STEM. The graduate research assistant position will be available starting Winter quarter 2009. More information about NW-ETEP is available at www.engr.washington.edu/nwetep.
The graduate research assistant reports to the Director for New & International Initiatives in the Center for Workforce Development and is a member of a highly collaborative team working on CWD projects. Duties include the following:
1. Contribute to the overall evaluation of NW-ETEP and other issues identified as CWD priorities;
2. Contribute to data collection, data management, and analysis as needed for the research and evaluation programs managed by CWD, particularly NW-ETEP;
3. Manage assigned research tasks, which may include human subjects approval applications, coordinate with participating institutions, student registration, literature reviews, interviews, observations, and/or surveys;
4. Co-author research and evaluation reports for dissemination in print and web-based media;
5. Contribute to research project design and the development of CWD research proposals.
• Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills;
• Research experience and background in diversity issues in a college or university setting;
• Experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to collect and analyze data;
• Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (i.e., Access, SPSS, Excel, and Microsoft Word);
• Experience analyzing survey data using multivariate statistical models;
• Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
• Knowledge of web-based resources and web search skills;
• Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.
The position requires at least a one-year commitment, and compensation will be at the Research Assistant level (i.e., depending on progress in graduate program, monthly stipend plus tuition remission and health insurance).
Send a letter of interest, a writing sample (research paper), and your resume/CV by December 1, 2008 to:
Director, New & International Initiatives
Center for Workforce Development
101 Wilson Annex, Box 352135
Seattle, WA 98195-2135
(206) 543-4810; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to email Priti at email@example.com or Dr. Suzanne Brainard, Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.