Research Assistant

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Research Assistant
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UC Irvine Campus

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Recruitment Number: 6014

Reports To: Project Coordinator

Working Title: Research Assistant


Bargaining Unit: CX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Code: 004724

Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Percent of Time: 75%

Work Schedule:

Appointment: Career

Position Summary:

The incumbent will assist the Language, Literacy and Learning (L3) Lab as a research assistant for a meta-analysis project. The UCI Research Assistant’s primary responsibility will be systematically screen studies over several phases that require understanding theory plus inclusion and exclusion criteria to make sophisticated decisions and team contributions. Our research team will provide any necessary training prior to beginning the analysis. Other tasks for the project include organizing and coding data, data entry, attending weekly lab meetings, communicating with team members regularly, light note taking, and digital storage management. This part-time position is grant funded.

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Good communication and interaction skills

Experience working with data entry

Should be able to organize digital files

Have strong organizational skills with the ability to complete tasks accurately


Understanding of theory plus inclusion and exclusion criteria to make sophisticated decisions and team contributions

Students from Education, Psychology and/or a related field are preferred, but not required

Screen studies and criteria for inclusion/exclusion

Excel data entry

Data coding

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

Physical Requirements:

Bend: Occasionally

Squat: Occasionally

Crawl: Not Applicable

Climb: Not Applicable

Kneel: Occasionally

Handle Objects: Occasionally

Push/Pull: Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally

Sit: Constantly

Stand: Occasionally

Walk: Occasionally

Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly

Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally

Carry/Lift Loads up to 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable

Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable

Read/Comprehend: Constantly

Write: Constantly

Perform Calculations: Frequently

Communicate Orally: Constantly

Reason and Analyze: Constantly

Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable

Construction Activities: Not Applicable

Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable

Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable

Confined Spaces: Occasionally

Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable

Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable

Temperature Variations: Occasionally

Gas Systems: Not Applicable