Research Assistant Position Opening
Description of Research: Comparative study of policies towards cross-border health threats perceived to be carried by people or products; focus on how governments respond to risk; and how scientific information is generated, and is incorporated (or not) into political decision-making.
Cases include: history of blood-borne viruses; HIV, TB and emergent diseases; Covid19
Tasks: review of press response and government policy documents; construction of chronologies of events; bibliographic searches; literature reviews; tape transcription (possibly); data analysis and qualitative coding (willingness to learn qualitative software programs eg. Nvivo); Zoom interviewing (possibly).
Job Requirements: Background in social science helpful (sociology, political science, economics, anthropology), as is familiarity with databases.
Available Openings: 4
Terms: Hours negotiable: minimum ~8 per week. Eligibility for work-study preferred. Can start immediately.
Compensation: $12.75/hour to $15.00/hour, depending on background and experience; raises each semester; undergraduate and graduate students
Please send cover letter and resume (indicating work study eligibility) by email to email@example.com, before October 6th, 2020.