Graduate Research Assistant, Interviewer

Posted by on March 31, 2014

Position: Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) – Interviewer

The Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group (BUFRG) at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change at Indiana University ( is looking for temporary Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) at the Master’s or PhD level to conduct interviews with individuals in neighborhoods in large cities in the U.S. as part of the Evaluating the Outcomes of Neighborhood Urban Forestry Project (

Major duties:

Coordinate with BUFRG and local tree-planting nonprofit to obtain individual contact information for interviews

Maintain up-to-date Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Social/Behavioral Researchers Training in accordance with Institutional Review Board protocol

Contact potential interviewees and arrange and conduct interviews according to Institutional Review Board protocol

During each interview, make an audio recording, fill out an interview form, and take careful notes and send these items to the Bloomington research team

Required skills/qualifications:

Current graduate student (Master’s or PhD) or completed graduate degree in one of the following preferred fields: Sociology, Anthropology, Journalism (or similar fields of training)

Experience and/or coursework in qualitative interviewing

Organized, dependable, detail oriented

GRAs will be responsible for their own transportation around the city to conduct interviews

Compensation: $12.00/hour

Duration: Maximum of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks (max. 400 hours) between ~May and August, 2014

Location: 1 position per city in St. Louis, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA; and Detroit, MI.

Application submission: If interested, please visit: and search under “Browse and Apply” for job number 10534. Create an account to apply and upload your resume / CV and a cover letter that includes your qualifications and contact information for at least two professional references. Review of applications will begin April 11, 2014.

Contact with questions: Dr. Sarah Mincey ( or Jess Vogt (

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