Research Assistant, Georgetown Community Research Group (1 year term position), Department of Psych
Research Assistant, Georgetown Community Research Group (1 year term position), Department of Psychology - Georgetown College
The Georgetown Community Research Group is the research and action laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Woolard. Located in the Psychology Department, our group hosts a variety of research projects that focus on the ways individuals and families interact with systems in communities. Our Center for Research on Adolescence, Women, and the Law specifically concentrates on systems of care and control - that is, how teens and their parents work with the juvenile and criminal justice systems and schools, among others.
The Research Assistant for the Georgetown Community Research Group coordinates participant recruitment, data collection, and data entry for a grant-funded study of youth and parent understanding of the 6th Amendment right to counsel. S/he coordinatea participant recruitment, data collection, and data entry for a grant-funded study of youth and parent understanding of the 6th Amendment right to counsel. Reporting Dr. Jennifer Woolard, Associate Professor of Psychology, and working with graduate students and undergraduates research assistants, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:
Study Participant Recruitment
- Identifies and contacts local organizations to distribute recruitment materials.
- Communicates with potential participants about the study.
- Schedules interviews with study participants.
- Obtains consent from study participants.
- Interviews study participants (adolescents and parents).
- Provides compensation to study participants.
Research Study Management
- Creates study packets, and organizes and files related paperwork.
- Enters and cleans data.
- Schedules staff for interviews and team meetings.
Bachelor's degree - preferably in psychology or a related field
- Familiarity with youth-serving organizations in the greater Washington DC area
- Ability to work independently
- Experience working with adolescents and/or parents
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Willingness and availability to work on nights and weekends
Position will end in June 2018.
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