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Graduate Research Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Office of Public Health Studies
Date Posted:
March 03, 2017
Closing Date:
April 04, 2017
Salary Information:
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary - Not to Exceed: March 31, 2018
Extramural Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Four positions are available and need to be filled. Renewable upon availability of funds and satisfactory work performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assist the principal investigator and project staff with survey development, language translations of measurement items, and other assigned tasks related to the research project.
  2. Assist with database development for collection and storage of confidential data from research participants, as well as management and tracking of incentives.
  3. Assist the principal investigator and project staff with obtaining appropriate Human Subjects and Certificate of Confidentiality approvals for the project.
  4. Support project staff in development of recruitment calendars and marketing materials.
  5. Participate in conference calls, trainings and project meetings.
  6. Assist in data interpretation, presentation and manuscript writing as appropriate.
  7. Perform other related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. University of Hawaii classified graduate student.
  2. Able to work independently under the general direction of the principal investigator and co-investigators of the project and with appropriate training.
  3. Working knowledge of computers and database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs including Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word. Must be able to interact and communicate effectively in a team environment.
  4. Must have strong organizational skills and be able to multitask.
  5. Must be dependable.
  6. One of the positions must be filled by a bilingually fluent individual (English and Spanish).
Desirable Qualifications
  1. University of Hawaii graduate student in public health, communicology, psychology, sociology, computer science, or related fields.
  2. Prior survey development experience.
  3. Doctoral student.
  4. Knowledge of database management and marketing/advertising.
  5. Knowledge or experience in HIV prevention and/or substance use.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names of three professional references with contact information (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) resume/curriculum vitae, and official transcripts to the email address below.
  1. Dr. Jason W. Mitchell
  2. Office of Public Health Studies
  3. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  4. 1960 East West Road BioMed D104AA
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Jason W. Mitchell; 808-956-3342;

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