Drexel University

Research Assistant, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Posted on April 23, 2018

The Research assistant will work with Dr. Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick at the Life Course Outcomes research program at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute (AJDAI). Dr. McGhee Hassrick is currently investigating social network interventions that promote positive outcomes for people with ASD, their families and communities. Founded in 2012, the AJDAI is a university-level research institute that applies public health science approaches to autism spectrum disorders.

Essential Functions:
 Support the implementation of program area research projects.
 Apply discipline-specific skills and knowledge to solve problems and conduct research.
 Develop positive collaborative relationships with colleagues at Drexel University and external stakeholders.
 Participate in the dissemination of research findings.
 Maintain meticulous and well-organized records related to internal and external communications, project management, and all other aspects of the job.
 Refine procedures and policies for the planning and management of research projects.
 Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Required:
 Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Sociology or closely related field
 Some previous research experience
 Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis
 Experience with social network analysis preferred but not required.
 Experience collaborating successfully with a wide variety of stakeholders
 Experience writing research reports for scientific and nonscientific audiences
 Strong organizational skills
 Outstanding written and oral communication abilities

Proposed Salary: Hourly, can be part time or full time, for immediate hire
Please submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to Dr. Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, emh347@drexle.edu
Please call 773-997-0762 with any questions.

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