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Position Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Department: School of Business
Location: Washburn 209
Students Required: 1
Hours per week: 15
Federal Funding: Optional
Job Description: Professor Eleanor Loiacono is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) for the 2014-2015 academic year to help with a grant project, which develops an online mentor training module for students with disabilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending face-to-face mentor training sessions, acting as a liaison between Professor Loiacono and members of the Office of Disabilities Services, working with peer mentors, attending grant (research) meetings, researching relevant academic literature, assisting in data collection & data analysis, obtaining human subject certification, and participating in GRAD 2015. Strong problem solving skills, as well as, written & oral communication skills are required. This position will give candidates first-hand experience in working on grants, conducting research, data collection and analysis methods, human subject training (certification), and public presentation skills (as participant in GRAD 2015). Basic responsibility: -Facilitate communication between professor and Office of Disability Services coworkers.  -Assist in all meetings and mentor training sessions. -Update Professor Loiacono on mentor training sessions in a timely manner. -Collect data (through surveys and interviews) and assist in data analysis. -Compile relevant literature reviews. -Survey development (through Qualtrics). -Collect and analyze data using quantitative and qualitative statistical packages (through SPSS and NVivo).
Requirements: -Excellent communication skills. -Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. -Strong computer skills. -Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks with changing priorities. Computer skills: -Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) -Learning system environments (such as Blackboard (my WPI)) -Survey development software (such as Qualtrics or Survey Monkey). -Experience with (or propensity to learn) statistical data packages, such as SPSS and NVivo, preferred.
Contact Person: Eleanor Loiacono
Email: eloiacon@wpi.edu
Phone: 5206
 
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