Summer 2016+ RA Positions in the Center for Workforce Development

Application deadline:   May 16, 2016

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking two hourly graduate research assistants to assist in funded research and evaluation projects. The Center conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and racial/ethnic diversity in STEM fields. 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 June 2016. The graduate research assistants will report to the Senior Research Associate. 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, 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 positions are for Summer quarter of 2016, as hourly Graduate Research Assistants and include standard hourly summer pay per GRSA schedule. Upon satisfactory review, the positions may be extended for additional quarters, and would include standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission.

To apply

Email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by May 16 to:
Cara Margherio, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Center for Workforce Development
clm16 at uw dot edu

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