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Undergraduate Research Assistant for Longitudinal Study Examining Structural Racism

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The Research Addressing Violence in Education (RAVE) Lab at the School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill is seeking undergraduate research assistants to assist with a longitudinal study examining the long-term impacts of structural racism on youth development. Research assistants will be responsible for the following tasks:

– Locating and updating contact information for study participants from a cohort that enrolled in the study in middle/high school in the early 2000s. Participants are now in their 30s residing across North Carolina.
– Contacting participants by phone to update them on the new study phase and enroll them to complete a follow-up survey. This will involve explaining the study goals, obtaining informed consent, and answering any questions participants have about the research.
– Entering updated participant information into the study’s tracking database and documenting all contact attempts/conversations.
– Assisting with survey data collection by phone and online.
– Attend weekly team meetings and assist with other administrative tasks
– Due to IRB regulations, research assistants will be required to complete at least 6 hours per week in-person to contact participants by phone.

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates interested in educational research, social work, psychology, sociology, or public health. We are seeking detail-oriented, motivated students with excellent communication skills. Prior research experience is preferred but not required. This is a part-time position with flexible hours (6-20 hrs/week). Students will be trained on human subjects research protocols and the responsible conduct of research.

To apply, please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Graceson Clemments ( Applications for Fall 2023 positions are due by August 31, 2023. Please indicate your availability in your cover letter. Students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty Advisor
Dorothy Espelage
Research Supervisor
Graceson Clements
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