Winter 2016+ RA Position in the Center for Workforce Development

Application deadline:   November 6, 2015

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in funded research and evaluation projects to assess the impact of programmatic interventions. The Center conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and racial/ethnic diversity in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about the CWD at

The position will start Winter quarter 2016. The graduate research assistant will report to the Director of CWD. Duties include the following:


  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include drafting human subjects applications, coordinating with the clients and participating institutions, conducting literature reviews, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including interviews, focus groups, observations, and/or surveys;
  • Work collaboratively with CWD staff on related projects as needed;
  • Manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CWD;
  • Contribute to the development of survey instruments and analytic methods.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Comfort with a high degree of self-direction;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (i.e., SPSS, Excel, and Microsoft Word);
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Experience using computer software to perform qualitative analyses and data management (i.e., Nvivo 9);
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

The position is for Winter quarter of 2016, with the potential to continue for additional quarters upon satisfactory review. The appointment will be as a Graduate Research Assistant and includes tuition waiver, benefits, and standard salary per GRSA Schedule.

To apply

Email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by November 6th to:
Cara Margherio, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Center for Workforce Development

If you have questions or need more information, please email Cara Margherio.