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Research Assistant

Job Type: Part time, up to 10 hours/week, flexible schedule to be agreed upon by successful candidate and project director

Number of Positions: 3

Salary: $3,000 stipend ($25/hour for 120 hours total over 3-6 months)

Benefits: This is a non-benefited contract position.

Job Location: Remote

Reports to: Director of AA21 Utah Project

Summary of Position: The Research Assistant is expected to contribute to the Autism After 21 Utah research project (AA21 Utah Statewide Needs Assessment to Determine Autism-Friendliness of Utah Communities, Utah DHHS IRB #12022000.710), a project of Madison House Autism Foundation. Tasks include comparing recorded interviews to AI-generated transcripts to ensure the written transcript is clean, performing inductive analysis of qualitative data, writing findings regarding the data analysis, and participating in meetings with the research team.

About the Organization: Madison House Autism Foundation is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is “To promote, model and advocate for the full inclusion of adults with autism and their families in the life of our communities; and to expand choice and opportunity in housing, employment, and social participation.”

The Autism After 21 Utah Project (AA21 Utah) is a statewide pilot program aimed towards building neuro-inclusive communities in Utah and ensuring that adults with autism have access to safe, stable, and cognitively accessible affordable housing.

Responsibilities May Include:
● Assess and correct AI-generated interview transcripts
● Collect and analyze qualitative data
● Prepare materials for reporting to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Institutional Review Board
● Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
● Conduct literature reviews
● Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
● Summarize interviews
● Provide ready access to all experimental data for the research team/project director
● Manage and respond to project related email
● Attend project meetings
● Summarize project results
● Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency
● Assist with preparation of other articles, reports, and presentations
● Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications & Characteristics:
● Interest in community-engaged research and nonprofit work
● Completed Master’s degree in humanities, public health, social work, social sciences, or related field (current PhD students/candidates encouraged to apply)
● A minimum of one semester successfully completed coursework in qualitative research methods
● Familiar with NVivo
● Able to perform qualitative data coding in NVivo
● Proficient in Google Drive
● Skill in verbal and written communication
● Excellent organization, problem-solving, and task completion skills
● Strong time management skills
● Able to work independently, track and report progress

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, CV, and three academic or professional references to Dr. Sumiko
Martinez at smartinez@madisonhouseautism.org by position closing date of Friday, October
14, 2022. Applicants may be asked for an unofficial transcript to verify completion of
qualitative research methods coursework.

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Last Updated: 10/6/22