Research Assistant Position: Culture and Resilience Laboratory


Culture and Resilience Laboratory

Dr. Steven Stone-Sabali is seeking a research assistant for the Spring 2020 academic semester. The candidate will work within the Culture and Resilience Laboratory, which focuses on the educational and mental health experiences of college students of color, among other populations. This work examines several psychological, social, and educational variables (e.g., the impostor phenomenon, shame, anxiety, depression, racial identity, academic persistence) as it relates to racially diverse college students. This work also examines how college students of color navigate the social landscape of higher education institutions, which includes understanding their experiences with cross-racial faculty, peers, counselors, and university members.

Duties: Conducting library searches; developing literature reviews; managing research databases and other data systems; helping with document formatting and editing; interviewing research participants for qualitative studies; transcribing interviews that are audio taped from the qualitative studies; developing and administering surveys; compiling and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data; assisting with manuscript development, grant projects, and conference proposals/presentations; helping with clerical duties related to current and developing research projects; additional duties assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Candidate must be an advanced undergraduate student (e.g., junior or senior) or graduate student with coursework in education, sociology, psychology, anthropology, or related social science fields.

Desired Skills: Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, must have good organizational skills and the ability to work on several projects simultaneously, and must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher). Some experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Nudist, Minitab, etc.) and creating social media content is preferred but not required.

Additional Information: The work schedule is very flexible; however, candidate must work minimally 10-hours per week. If the candidate wishes to receive compensation from the federal work study program (Job ID #9071) , the candidate must be eligible for federal work study funding. Contact your financial officer to determine if you are eligible for federal work study. Additionally, the candidate should indicate if they are seeking to receive academic credit for their participation in the research laboratory or if they are volunteering to gain research experience.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, candidate must send resume, cover letter, and application packet to Dr. Stone-Sabali ( Please contact Dr. Stone-Sabali to request an application packet. In order to be strongly considered for this position, the candidate must be in good academic standing.