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Temporary Social Science Research Assistant (Part-Time)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034187
Department Code 00000000
Department Burton Blatt Institute
Job Title Temporary Social Science Research Assistant (Part-Time)
Location 1667 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Temporary
Campus Washington, DC
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The project: A large data collection for a study on supported decision-making involving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tasks include:
• Use of SPSS software to enter data from questionnaires regarding supported decision-making
• Assist researchers at various locations in Washington DC with administering the questionnaires to small groups of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).


Familiarity with SPSS and Excel software
Questionnaire sessions are scheduled on different days and times from week to week, so having a flexible schedule is necessary.
Experience working with the I/DD population or other disability populations is a plus
Having a background in disability studies or rehabilitation is also a plus

Job Specific Qualifications

• Conduct data entry for the study using both Excel and SPSS software.
• As part of a research team, you will help conduct 2 to 4 three-hour questionnaire sessions weekly at various locations in Washington DC. These small group sessions entail administering a questionnaire to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Work one-on-one with the study participants at each location in helping them understand each survey question and assist them in completing the questionnaire.
• Contact day programs and employment programs for people with I/DD in Washington DC to explain the nature of the study and schedule small group questionnaire sessions.
• Contact the guardians of study participants to explain the nature of the study and inquire if they would agree to allow their ward to participate.
• Using a secure shared online Excel spreadsheet, enter data on the participating day and employment programs, the guardian contact information, and the potential participants.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


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Job Posting Date 12/21/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Temporary
Message to Applicants

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