Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Predoctoral Research Associate - School of Social Work

The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE), temporary (September 2008 – June 15, 2009) Predoctoral Research Associate I to support the School of Social Work’s (SSW) research office in database development and management, grant proposal support, and Human Subjects consultation and review. The RA reports to the Director of Research Operations and also provides support to the Assistant Director of Finance and Research and the Associate Dean for Research.


• Provide support for development of faculty grant applications. This may include a variety of tasks, such as literature searching, compilation of cited references, or completion of forms, as identified by Assistant Director of Finance or Director of Research Operations.

• Assist in compilation and updating of data about School of Social Work grants and contracts.

• Participate as a member of the SSW Exempt research committee.

• Advise bachelor, MSW, and doctoral level students on issues of Human Subjects ethics and research.

• Conduct educational training sessions for 1st year MSW Research Methods course.

• Provide support for faculty on student research projects and Human Subjects issues.

• Participate in research event planning

• All other duties as assigned.

This position provides opportunities to join a team that embraces their position of leadership in the field of social work and joins in partnership with others in society committed to solving human problems in the twenty-first century.
• Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship during all quarters of employment

• Experience conducting Human Subjects research and completing human subjects applications.

• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Attention to detail

• Working knowledge of creating and maintaining internet web pages

• Experience with library searches, statistical software, and word processing programs
Condition of Employment:
  • Currently registered UW graduate student

    Application Process:
    Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessments will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

    In the cover letter assessment, please:

  • indicate interest and qualifications
  • provide contact information for 2-3 references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching and/or research.

    Preference will be given to applications received before/by Tuesday, October 7, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Decisions and notification to all applicants will be communicated by Friday, October 10, 2008.