Grad Asst General

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Classification:Graduate Assistant - General (taxable)
Grade:Grad Research Student
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

This is a labor pool from which the Division of Health Sciences and Applied Health Research will draw when graduate research assistants are needed to work on grant-funded projects. The position will be part time. Incumbents will join faculty and researchers who are active in conducting research in various disciplines. This will include working on one or more funded projects under the guidance of Principal Investigators.


Varies according to the project.Essential

Research Assistants perform research part-time under the direction or supervision of regular faculty members, and support the research initiatives of the institution.  Research Assistants must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits for the semester and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA during their assistantship. Assistantships may be awarded for up to 20 hours per week during the academic year (Fall and Spring).  During the summer and school breaks (winter and spring break), graduate students may work up to 30 hours per week.  

Student researchers assist with varied tasks including quantitative and qualitative data collection, data entry, ongoing confidential data management, transcription entry and processing, data analysis, drafting of reports and presentations, project management tasks, and various other research project tasks. 

Acceptance into the pool does not constitute an offer of employment. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Knowledge of research methods. Detail oriented; ability to work closely with a team to coordinate project data collection activities; experience conducting research in a team setting. Ability to use computerized tools to organize and analyze information and communicate findings.  

Field Requirements:  Varies according to research project.

Required Experience:  Varies according to research project needs.

Typical Education or Training:  Bachelors Degree and enrollment in a graduate program at the University of Alaska.

Minimum hourly rate:  $17.54

Application Procedure:  Please upload to your online application:  Cover letter and resume

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status.  The University’s commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA’s statement of non-discrimination available at (


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