Winter 2017 Research Assistant Positions at the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

Application Deadline:  November 6, 2016

The Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington is seeking two graduate research assistants 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.

Both positions will start Winter quarter 2017. One of the RA positions will begin Winter quarter of 2017, with the potential to continue for additional quarters upon satisfactory review.  The other RA position will also begin Winter quarter 2017, but will not continue.  The appointments will be as a Graduate Research Assistant and include tuition waiver, benefits, and standard salary per GRSA Schedule.


  • 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 CERSE staff on related projects as needed;
  • Manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CERSE;
  • 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.;
  • Required: Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

To apply, email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by November 6th to: Geri van Engers, Administrator, Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity,  For more information about CERSE, click here.