Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Role Description:
This position supports the work of the Latino Research Institute’s primary data collection of a new research study that will examine the implementation and efficacy of a culturally adapted parenting intervention for Latino families in Austin. This a community-based research collaboration between UT Austin, San José Catholic Church, and the Migrant Clinicians Network.

Duties and Responsibilities:
URAs will assist with a variety of tasks to support the data collection and management needs of the project:
• Prepare research materials for data collection (e.g., develop web-based survey)
• Pilot test web-based surveys
• Conduct field data collection (remotely via telephone or Zoom or in person, pending COVID-19 restrictions)
• Interview parents and adolescents
• Assist in data entry and archival tasks
These responsibilities will be performed remotely. Given the dynamic environment created by COVID-19, your responsibilities and/or your work location may be re-assessed throughout the period of employment.


Must be fluent in English and Spanish
Strong organizational skills
Basic computer skills
Research experience (preferred, but not required)

Typical Time Commitment
10 hours/ Week
Desired Length of Commitment
Summer 2021 Semester


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