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Research Assistant Opportunity

Shaping Kids’ Diets: Home and Neighborhood [Research Assistant]

Shaping Kids’ Diets: Home and Neighborhood

Professor Uriyoan Colon-Ramos

The Project: We seek a self-driven, motivated undergraduate to assist in data collection and analysis in the participatory research ‘Shaping Kids’ diets: Home and Neighborhood”. The project, funded by the GW Center for Civic Engagement, seeks to identify strategies that support healthy food acquisition at home in Washington DC. The assistant must demonstrate scholar interest in qualitative data analysis and participatory research methods. S/he will work closely with the research team collect tha data through interviews and to analyze the data qualitatively.  

Research Assistant Tasks: 

1) Conduct Photovoice interviews (the assistant will be trained by Dr. Colon-Ramos).
2) Analyze data from the interviews (the assistant will receive training to do this).
3) Conduct literature reviews related to the topic.
4) Aid in logistics of meetings related to this project.
The assistant will report directly to Dr. Colon-Ramos. The position is based at GWU in Washington DC; some meetings may take place in Ward 7 in DC or Langley Park, MD. Spanish-speaking is a plus!

Qualified applicants must demonstrate careful attention to detail, and ability to break a goal into achievable and timely milestones. Applicants must also be willing to work in a team, learn, and manage multiple tasks in a timely fashion. Experience living or working with low-income urban families is a plus. We will meet weekly or bi-weekly as a research team to assess progress in the project, and the student chosen will play a key role in these meetings. Prior to starting work, we will require CITI training for responsible conduct of research from the chosen student.

Time Commitment: 10 or more hours per week

Credit Hour Option: 3

Application Instructions: Send me your Resume, Cover Letter, Transcript, and Letter of reference.

Contact Email: uriyoan@gwu.edu