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Research Assistant

The University of Georgia
Athens, GA
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Oct 14, 2021

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*Posting Number:*S06670P
*Working Title:*Research Assistant
*Department:*VPR-Center for Family Research
*About the University of Georgia:*The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ([]( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
*Posting Type:*External
*Retirement Plan:*GDCP
*Employment Type:*Employee
*Benefits Eligibility:*Non-Benefits Eligible
*Full/Part time:*Part Time
*Additional Schedule Information:*variable
*Advertised Salary:*$15.00/hr.
*Posting Date:*08/06/2021
*Open until filled:*Yes
*Proposed Starting Date:*08/20/2021
*Location of Vacancy:*Athens Area
*EEO Policy Statement:*The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (
*Classification Title:*Research Paraprofessional/Professional
*Minimum Qualifications:*Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
*Position Summary:*The Health and Development Laboratory (PI: Katherine Ehrlich) is seeking to hire a part-time research assistant to begin Summer 2021. Our work focuses on social determinants of health across the lifespan. The RA will be expected to work collaboratively with the PI, graduate students, and other laboratory staff on ongoing research projects in the lab. The research assistant will help with preparation of study materials, participant recruitment, and data collection.
*Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:*Collaboration
Problem solving and troubleshooting
*Physical Demands:*Navigate steps and carry up to 10 lbs.
*Is driving a responsibility of this position?:*Yes
*Is this a Position of Trust?:*Yes
*Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:*No
*Does this position require a P-Card? :*No
*Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :*No
*Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:*Yes
*Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):*No
*Credit and P-Card policy:*Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the [UGA Credit Background Check]( website.
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Recruiting, scheduling, and conducting research participant visits: Create flyers and study advertisements to post on lab website and other sites; assist with communications-related activities to boost lab's presence in the community (e.g., social media, public posts).
*Percentage of time:*50
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Assist with development and modification of research study materials: Review IRB protocols and measures; assist with development of research manuals and other study documents.
*Percentage of time:*30
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Organize data and files related to ongoing projects: Organize materials from completed, ongoing, and future research studies; develop organized spreadsheets and other files to maintain clear study notes and documentation.
*Percentage of time:*20
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