Research Assistant

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
December 31, 2025
Offerd Salary:$32,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Position Information

Position Number 998577

Functional Title Research Assistant Position Type Research Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on , , and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service regarding human development and close relationships, especially marital and family relationships, across the lifespan. Our objectives are to educate the next generation of HDFS professionals and scholars, to generate new knowledge, and to foster the well- being of individuals and families in their everyday lives.

iGrowUp is a new grant designed to follow the 299 mother-child dyads from iGrow (Infant Growth and Development Study) plus an additional cohort of 50 or more children from age 3.5 to 5 years. Key aims are: (1) to determine if child appetite and self-regulation constructs are distinct vs overlapping in preschool and (2) to test a comprehensive biopsychosocial model of predictors (assessed at age 3) of childhood obesity risk at age 5.

Position Summary

The Recruitment Coordinator is a specialized Research Assistant role. In addition to collecting data (administering questionnaires and observational protocols, collecting child urine, weighing and measuring participants) the Recruitment Coordinator will be the main point of contact for the mothers enrolled in the study and will be the key person responsible for re-enrolling mothers in the follow-up study and retention efforts. In addition, the recruitment coordinator will assist with other duties as needed. This job requires good interpersonal skills with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, comfort interacting with young children, reliable transportation, and a willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends. The Recruitment Coordinator will be closely supervised by the Senior Research Assistant, Project Coordinator, Principal Investigator, and Co-Investigators.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required qualifications include a Master's or Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, or a related field and 1 or more years of prior research experience.
  • This job requires strong oral presentation skills, good interpersonal skills with individuals of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, reliable transportation and a willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends. This position includes full benefits.
  • Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants Recruitment Range $32,000 Org #-Department Human Devlp and Family Studies - 12403 Job Open Date 01/09/2023 For Best Consideration Date 01/16/2023 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Time Limited If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

    12/31/2025, with possibility of renewal pending funding.

    Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Non-Exempt

    Key Responsibilities Percentage Of Time 45%

    Key Responsibility

    Data Collection

    Essential Tasks

    The Research Assistant is a specialized researcher role. The data collection procedures will include: collecting data, including collecting urine samples from children, measure and weigh children and mothers, administer standardized observational tasks to mothers and children, and administer questionnaires to mothers.)

    Percentage Of Time 30%

    Key Responsibility

    Recruitment/Scheduling Participants

    Essential Tasks

    The Research Assistant will assist the Recruitment Coordinator, by being a secondary point of contact for the mothers enrolled in the study and will be the third person responsible for recruitment and retention efforts. This will involve visiting local recruitment sites including the Women's Hospital, The Public Health Department Clinic, breastfeeding classes offered by the WIC program, local obstetric practices, etc. The RA will deliver verbal summaries of the project to small-to-moderate size groups/classes and occasionally will call potential participants to describe the project in more detail.

    Percentage Of Time 10%

    Key Responsibility

    Other Duties As Needed

    Essential Tasks

    The Research Assistant will assist in other duties as needed (Data entry, coding, scoring/coding observational/physiological data, filing, and other clerical duties).

    Percentage Of Time 15

    Key Responsibility

    Oversee Retention Efforts

    Essential Tasks

    Oversee retention efforts (Serve as the main contact to participants. Call, text, email, and/or use social media to describe the follow-up study and re- enroll participants. Use the same methods to schedule appointments. Send appointment reminders. Mail/email needed materials before visits. Follow up after visits to secure additional needed information.)

    ADA Checklist

    ADA Checklist

    R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

    Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - R, Holding - R, Reading - F, Writing - R, Eye-hand coordination - R, Hearing - O, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - O, Walking - O, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - R, Climbing-Stairs - R, Bending - R, Crawling - R

    Work Environment Driving - Car/Truck - R, Inside - F, Outside - R

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Link to Professional Portfolio
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Other Documents
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a Master's Degree in Human Development, Psychology or a related field?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, or a related field AND 1 or more years of prior research experience?
  • Yes- I have a bachelor's degree and 1 or more years of research experience.
  • No- I do not have a bachelor's degree
  • No- I have a bachelor's degree, but do not have 1 or more years of research experience
  • Do you have experience in research with human participants?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please describe your prior research experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have any public speaking experience? If so, Please Describe.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Rate yourself on your experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint.)
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Satisfactory
  • Poor
  • Do you have the ability to work well with others to achieve a common goal?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Why do you consider yourself a good candidate for this position?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What would you consider a good work environment?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you available some evenings and weekends? Please describe availability.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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  • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • Other professional journal / website
  • UNC School System Job Board
  • Personal Networking
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Other
  • If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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