ICAN Work-study Research Assistant

Institute for Health and Aging, School of Nursing

3333 California St. Suite 340

$20 an hour

20 hours per week

Who should apply 

Students who qualify for Federal Work Study program

About this job

This work-study position will support qualitative coding, analysis, and/or related research activities for Innovations for Choice and Autonomy or ICAN Project. This position is open to more than one work-study student. This student/s will join a dynamic ICAN team spread across UCSF, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda to understand barriers and facilitators to self-injection of DMPA-SC.  This person/s will primarily support qualitative coding and analysis of in-depth interview transcripts. Additional activities may include the execution of other study activities, such as conducting and updating literature reviews, preparing research instruments, revising training and other project materials, conducting data analysis, and performing administrative project tasks.

Responsibilities could include

  • Assist ICAN Qualitative Research Director and qualitative coding teams with coding in-depth interview transcripts
  • Support qualitative, quantitative and/or other mix method research training development and instrument review
  • Conduct and organize literature reviews related to family planning policies, studies, regulations, trainings, guidelines and other relevant resources for each study country
  • Support in the management and development of online resources, including data convening platforms, websites, social media campaigns, and infographics
  • Assist Project Director with other related administrative tasks

Qualifications: Preference given to students with an interest in global sexual and reproductive health and who can continue in position for 1 or more years

  • Experience with qualitative research, including coding and analysis of transcripts
  • Experienced in creating polished reports/ data visualizations
  • High personal motivation, self-management, meticulous attention to detail, and an ability to work under supervision
  • Familiarity with different social media, data platforms, and reference programs
  • Experience working on sexual and reproductive health topics
  • Excellent interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, with an ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Comfortable learning new software
  • Experience organizing and presenting information to different audiences
  • Familiar with performing literature reviews
  • Training in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and analysis preferred

Project Overview: Innovation for Choices and Autonomy or ICAN involves rigorous applied research to optimize approaches to implementing self-injection (SI) of the new contraceptive method DMPA-SC within a full basket of contraceptive choices and to answer crucial questions about how self-injection can enable contraceptive use for women who face barriers and enhance their autonomy. Students will join a dynamic, women-led study teams spread across UCSF, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda to understand barriers and facilitators to self-injection of DMPA-SC.

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