Research Assistant I

Position Summary

The JFK School of Psychology and Social Sciences (JFKSOPSS) at National University seeks applications for a part-time research support assistant position. This is a temporary position funded on a NU internal grant provided by the Faculty Research Support Award (FRSA) and/or the Templeton Foundation Grant. The research support assistant will be responsible, in collaboration with and under the oversight of the Principal Investigator (PI) on the grant, for identifying and completing all tasks that lead to the project’s success.

The part-time research support assistant will serve as a support assistant to the PI and research assistant in tasks related to the success of the project. The candidate will collaborate with the PI and other team members to identify tasks and strategize operations to achieve successful completion in a timely manner. The part-time research support assistant will provide intellectual support to the functioning of the grant project, but ultimately follow the decisions of the PI and/or team. The candidate will work autonomously for substantial lengths of time.

Essential Functions:

Transcript and Code Qualitative Data.
Contribute intellectually to project processes and outcomes.
Assist with literature review for research / publishable documents along with other documentation and paperwork as needed.
Implement project tasks including data collection (e.g., surveys and interviews), transcribe and edit, analyze, and store participant data.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred in cognitive science, psychology, biology, or related fields.
Experience with the methods of experimental psychology and mixed methodological research approaches preferred but not required.
Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.
All skills, abilities, and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.
Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:

Skills in Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis using NVivo, SPSS, or other data analysis software.
Transcription Skills.
Skills in verbal and written communication.
Critical-thinking and decision-making.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents.
Experience in healthcare settings preferred.
Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal. Contributes fully to the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of teams without necessarily taking the lead.
Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships, and gain alignment with peers, functional partners, and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.
Ability to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success. Demonstrates the ability to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives. As a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s vision, mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals of constituencies in a diverse community.
Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook. Experience using Student Information System (SIS) such as SOAR/Peoplesoft systems.
Location: Remote

Travel: Travel required as necessary (e.g., conference presentations).

Candidate receiving offers will be offered a salary/pay rate commensurate with experience that vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. Absent exceptional circumstances, candidates will be offered a salary within this range for this position. The minimum salary will be offered based on the minimum exemption threshold based on state of residency. Base pay is one component of National University’s total rewards package, as we are dedicated to supporting the needs of the “whole you” with our holistic approach to employee benefits by offering comprehensive well-being benefits for you and your family. For full details about our benefit plan offerings, please visit For Part-time benefits, please click here.

Compensation Range:

: $16.00 – $16.00
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