Summary of Duties
This position will provide support for grant- and contract-funded prevention projects within the Improving Prevention through Action (IMPACT) research lab. This position will assist with research and scholarly tasks including but not limited to conducting literature reviews, synthesizing data, and helping to prepare reports, presentations, and manuscripts when needed.
Research Assistance – 90%
- Assist in the day-to-day research tasks assigned on the project, which may include but are not limited to: literature reviews, collecting data, cross walking data or other project information, helping to synthesize study findings.
- Attend project meetings via Zoom.
Other – 10%
- Other duties as assigned.
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant academic area (e.g., human development, public health, social work, etc.)
- Knowledge and understanding of prevention science and the risk/protective factor framework
- Knowledge of and experience working with evidence-based prevention programs.
- Experience working in a research environment.
- Strong proofreading skills, and strong attention to detail.
- Experience working with internet applications.
- Ability to organize, coordinate, and manage multiple competing deadlines.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Competencies
- Proficient with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook.
- Proficient with videoconferencing software such as Zoom.
- Proficient with Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets.
- Must have strong written/oral communication and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Work hours must be flexible within the 9-5pm Monday through Friday time period.
- Skills in carrying out clearly defined procedures.
- Ability to analyze complex issues, conduct thorough and appropriate fact finding inquiries, and reason logically.
- Ability to effectively handle multiple, complex issues in a timely manner.
- Commitment to Diversity – an appreciation of the benefits of a diverse workplace and willingness to take actions to enhance the diversity of WSU.
- Ability to simultaneously address multiple complex problems
- Ability to multitask without loss of efficiency or accuracy, including the ability to perform multiple duties from multiple sources.
- Ability to work and sustain attention with distractions and/or interruptions
- Ability to maintain regular attendance and be punctual.
- Ability to understand, remember and follow verbal and written instructions
- Ability to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and make decisions.
Area/college: College of Agriculture, Human, Natural Resources (CAHNRS)
Department: Human Development
FTE: 20 hours/week employee
Position Term in months: 6-12 months
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA, 99164
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume, 2) cover letter and 3) current academic transcript. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Please apply by email to Kelley Pascoe (firstname.lastname@example.org).