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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Include at least 2 references on resume.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is looking for one advanced research assistant to assist with evaluation and assessment of educational outreach programs with the ODEI unit. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following: Data collection, data cleaning and merging, and database management; Coordination with programming staff, community representatives, and other institutional units in order to facilitate data collection and data management; Quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing.

Educational value of this job: The research assistant will be provided with opportunities to expand his/her skill set in database management, research methodology and community research.


  • Advanced doctoral students in a social science discipline with extensive experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research (or combination of education and experience that demonstrates these skills).
  • Excellent presentation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various audiences, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of constituents within and outside the University.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and a high degree of diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality when dealing with highly sensitive, private and confidential information.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple assignments and deadlines, and display excellent attention to detail while functioning in a flexible and professional manner.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead a team effort to produce high-quality professional work on a deadline.
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including mastery of inferential statistical analysis such as ANOVA and regression modelling and previous experience with Qualtrics or other surveying programs, and database management tools are ideal.
  • Prior experience in a research setting with recruitment, interviewing, and working with participants in the field is desirable.

Additional Information

Employer: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Evaluation and Assessment

Hours: 15.00 to 20.00 hours per week

Time Frame: Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer

Work Location: SOE Building

Start Date: April 30, 2018 (with the possibility of an earlier start date)

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.