Undergraduate or Graduate Hourly Student Assistant
Job Posting Close: May 31, 2016
Period: 80 hours during July-September 2016
Location: Greater Seattle Area, WA
Compensation: $18-25/hour, commensurate with experience
Under the supervision of Dr. June Spector, the hourly student assistant will serve with a small research team that includes graduate researchers on a project involving field data collection in the Greater Seattle Area during the months of July-September 2016. This project aims to better understand exposure to heat in roofing workers and the relationship of that exposure to heat related illness and injury risk.
As part of the field data collection team, this research assistant will contribute to the preparation of study protocols, equipment and instruments, study subject recruitment, data collection, and data entry and quality control with the opportunity for up to 80 hours of paid work. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and comfortably speak (be fluent in) Spanish.
The specific dates of data collection are yet to be determined but will likely be clustered into groups of 2-5 consecutive days based on job site access and weather conditions. A typical day of data collection will consist of early morning set up, pre-shift measurements, and outfitting workers with monitoring devices; full-day availability for questions or device trouble shooting; and mid-late afternoon collection of devices, post-shift measurements, and break down. Each day will involve collection of data on 2-4 workers.
Specific duties may include:
· Recruit subjects (in English and Spanish)
· Interview subjects (in English and Spanish)
· Assist in preparing study equipment and instruments for field data collection
· Assist in field measurements involving human subjects
· Maintain organized notes of all activities and observations during data collection
· Data entry and quality control
Requirements: Fluent Spanish speaker. University of Washington graduate student or undergraduate student at a Junior or Senior level. One year of work experience. Flexible in scheduling, including being able to work early or late hours and occasional weekends. Transportation to sites will be provided, leaving from UW Seattle campus. General understanding of the importance of confidentiality and overall professionalism when conducting research involving human subjects.
Desirable: Coursework in or experience with occupational health and/or safety research and/or practice and/or human subjects research, field protocol development, and data entry. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
How to apply:
Please send a resume or CV with relevant experience and skills as well as 1-3 references and a brief cover letter (1-2 paragraphs) addressing interest in the position, availability during the study timeframe, and any other relevant information to miriac, by May 31st, 2016.