Graduate Assistant: Research

Academic Year: 2022-2023
Position Title: Graduate Assistant – Research
Supervisor: Dr. Dustin Shepler, PsyD Faculty
Appointment: September 2022 – July 2023
Stipend/Payment: $11,686.50 (paid in equal monthly installments September – July)
Hours: 8 hours per week

The graduate assistant provides support to faculty and students engaging in research. Reporting directly to Dr. Dustin Shepler, the graduate assistant assists in increasing student involvement in conducting and disseminating research, promoting awareness of scholarship and research opportunities, developing and planning educational programs that support student research interests.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of events that support, and highlight research in psychology
  • Collect and regularly share information about upcoming conferences, online trainings, and opportunities to increase student involvement in research and scholarship
  • Assist in providing consultation to fellow students on research ideas, survey design, practicing interviewing techniques, etc.
  • Provide guidance on poster development and layout
  • Collect and compile information about faculty and student scholarly activities for the Annual Research Report
  • In conjunction with the supervisor, publish the Annual Research Report for the MSP website
  • Develop resources to support students in their research and development as scholars
  • Present on research related topics and methodologies as needed

Position Qualifications

Interested individuals must meet the following qualifications

  • Incoming or current PsyD student in good academic standing with prior research experience
  • Available to work 8 hours per week
  • Work with a high level of discretion, confidentiality and ability to maintain professional/student boundaries
  • Strong writing, research, technical and organization/administrative skills
  • Ability to complete detail-oriented tasks (e.g. transcripts, data entry, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills to include written and verbal communication
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed and autonomous, strong work ethic
  • Reliable and flexible

MSP in an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer


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