University of Central Oklahoma

  • Graduate Research Assistant - ENGAGE Grant

    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/10/2018 4:36 PM)
    $11.375 per hour
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    College/Department Overview

    The ENGAGE Grant is housed in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Professional Studies. It is a grant of the Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language Program. The grant is a five-year grant; now in the second year.

    Position Overview

    Graduate and undergraduate research assistants are students who, in the course of their academic training, are employed in part-time or temporary research positions, where the student's academic training is based in part on the research performed. All duties and services of graduate and undergraduate research assistants are to be carried out under the supervision and direction of faculty or administration. These duties may include assisting a faculty member in descriptive, exploratory or experimental research; publication activities, data collection, data management and/or data analysis.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    The Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) will assist the grant Principal Investigator (PI) and the other grant investigators in data collection, data analysis, and other grant research aspects as needed. The position is 20 hours per week for Fall (16 weeks), Spring (16 weeks) and Summer (4 weeks).

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information. To be eligible for hire as an graduate research assistant must have graduate standing in any field. Research Assistants may not perform routine tasks or responsibilities related to clerical or other duties which are deemed outside of their project.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Experience in data collection and analysis is preferred, but not required.


    The position requires the following skills and abilities:

    1. The ability to maintain accurate and timely records electronically.

    2. Analytic abilities to participate in data analysis including statistical data and qualitative data analysis.

    3. The ability to follow instructions and complete tasks independently.

    4. The ability to work cooperatiavely with a team.

    5. Strong technology skills.

    6. Professional maturity to keep grant data information confidential.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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