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Job #3725 Research Assistant 2 (MSASS)

Position Deleted on 10/31/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Cleveland, OH
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Full Time

Working under general supervision, the research assistant will plan and carry out research projects in accordance with general plans for the Begun Center.


Participate in the management of various research and evaluation projects.
Oversee data base preparation, data entry and data cleaning/management for projects.
Develop databases using SPSS, Excel and other statistical analysis software.
Assist with report preparation, dissemination of project findings and preparation of requests for external grant funding.
Assist with the conduct of a comprehensive program evaluation.
Evaluate programs that are selected for funding by external agencies or organizations.
Plan and carry out on-going and new data analyses within the research projects.
Set up and conduct program observations.
Collect data during assessments, focus groups, and observations as appropriate.
Research and develop evaluation instruments.
Track and follow up on daily project operations.
Meet with neighborhood-based agencies as needed.
Assess organizational capacity and provide technical assistance to neighborhood agencies as needed.


Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Daily contact with supervisor and research staff in the center.

University: Occasional contact with other departments.

External: Frequent contact with community partners.

Students: Contact with student employees.


No direct supervisory responsibility; may direct the work of students and lower level research assistants.


Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in social science, urban studies or public administration and 1 to 3 years related experience or Associate's degree in an approved biotechnology program and 2 to 4 years of related experience.


Experience with program evaluation, survey creation, database management, grant and report writing, and data experience.
Experience and familiarity with Cleveland neighborhoods and agencies.
Highly organized with strong quantitative and qualitative skills.
Experience in Microsoft Suite (Word, Access, Excel), email and internet applications; proficient with statistical packages such as SPSS.
Ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment with team members and students.
Ability to work with general supervision and to seek out effective solutions for complex data analysis problems.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Ability to work closely with community-based agencies and residents.


May be required to attend evening and weekend meetings.
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