The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant for a funded research and workshop project examining career paths of women in Nanotechnology.
The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington focuses on diversity through research, evaluation, and programmatic initiatives in higher education and the workforce. CWD concentrates on the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) workforce, focusing on promotion of strategies for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities. CWD also assesses educational climates and evaluates programs designed to increase the representation of diverse groups in STEM fields.The graduate research assistant position will be available starting September 2010.
The graduate research assistant will report to the Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development. She will work on a research project that examines career paths of female faculty working in the field of Nanotechnology. She/he will be a member of a highly collaborative team working on CWD projects. Duties will include the following:
- Contribute to high quality survey development, data collection, data management, and analysis as needed for the research projects managed by CWD, particularly a multi-institutional Centers for Nanotechnology survey and interviews examining the career paths of female faculty in Nanotechnology;
- Manage assigned research tasks, which may include filing human subjects approval applications, designing and maintaining organized project files and databases, coordinating with participating individuals, and conducting literature reviews, interviews, observations, and/or surveys;
- Thoroughly and clearly document project analyses and data projects;
- Organize and implement a workshop for 50 people to be held in DC;
- Author and/or co-author research reports and monographs for dissemination in print and web-based media;
- 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 in event-planning and logistics for a conference or workshop.
- Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (i.e., SPSS, Excel, NVivo and Microsoft Word);
- Experience analyzing survey data;
- 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 and your resume/CV by 20 August 2010 to:
Suzanne G. Brainard, PhD
Affiliate Professor Human Centered Design & Engineering
Affiliate Professor Women Studies
Center for Workforce Development
101 Wilson Annex, Box 352135
Seattle, WA 98195-2135
If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to email Dr. Suzanne Brainard at the email above.