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Qualitative Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 503266
Work type: Part-Time
Location: Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement
Categories: Drexel University, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Job Summary

The Research Assistant position is temporary part time and will be based in the Life Course Outcomes research program at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute (AJDAI). Founded in 2012, the AJDAI is a university-level research institute that applies public health science approaches to autism spectrum disorders.

At the AJ Drexel Autism Institute, we are a team that pioneers research to better understand autism and drive impactful change in our communities and worldwide. To make impactful change we must first start within our organization, and we continue to work hard to create a work environment where our employees’ voices are heard and respected. We are seeking individuals who desire to be a part of an innovative work environment alongside employees who demonstrate compassion, respect, and integrity. The ideal candidate will have similar core values to ours and will help to support the overall mission and vision of the organization.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct qualitative data analysis using NVivo
  • Manage all qualitative data infrastructures across multiple data sources
  • Building qualitative codebooks for qualitative databases
  • Provide qualitative analysis training for other Lab staff
  • Conduct lab management tasks as assigned
  • Support project management and coordination as assigned
  • Conduct recruitment and data collection from participants as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 0-1 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis
  • Familiarity with NVivo or other qualitative software approaches
  • Some previous research experience with special populations, such as autism
  • Experience conducting qualitative research
  • Qualitative publication experience
  • Strong data organizational skills

Physical Requirements

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking

Location

  • Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This is a part-time temporary position classified as non-exempt.  The pay offered is based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

For information about benefits, please review Drexel’s Per Diem/Casual/Temporary Benefit Fact Sheet.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

A review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

 

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