[Air-l] position announcement (Web Use Project, Northwestern University)

Eszter Hargittai info at webuse.org
Wed Sep 13 14:19:05 PDT 2006


I am hiring for a full-time staff position in my research group.  Details
are below. If you know of someone in the Chicagoland area who may be
interested (or someone somewhere else who'd be up for moving to the area),
please let them know about this opportunity. Thank you!


Project Coordinator

The Web Use Project, a social science research group at Northwestern
University, is looking for a full-time Project Coordinator. The Project
Coordinator will work closely with Professor Eszter Hargittai, her graduate
students and undergraduate students in coordinating, overseeing and
administering research studies on young people's Internet uses. See
http://www.webuse.northwestern.edu for more information about the research
group and http://www.eszter.northwestern.edu for more information about
Prof. Eszter Hargittai's work.

*Responsibilities: Coordinate the day-to-day activities for research
projects; Recruit, hire, and oversee the management of undergraduate
research assistants; Schedule the use of lab space for lab members and
research activities; Manage Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions;
Coordinate with off-site project consultants; Organize scheduling of data
collection; Oversee and administer data collection; Interview study
participants; Conduct training sessions; Manage research databases and
locked data cabinets; Manage the security and use of equipment; Ensure
conformity to research group policies and perform other related duties as

*Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communication, Sociology, Social
Policy, Human Development, Education, Psychology, or a related field; 1-3
years of work experience; Strong organizational skills; Strong written and
verbal communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Strong problem
solving and analytical skills; Ability to work in a professional manner as
both a self-starter and a team member; Intermediate-Advanced skills in
Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel); and Intermediate-Advanced
skills in using Web interfaces.

*Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in Communication, Sociology, Social
Policy, Human Development, Education, Psychology, or a related field; 3+
years of social science research experience; Project management; Advanced
skills in Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel); Experience with
quantitative data; Experience with public speaking; Skills in use of Stata.

*Salary: between $35,000-$38,000 (based on experience) plus benefits

This position is scheduled to end after one year; based on availability of
funds and satisfactory performance it may be renewed for a second year.

Please send cover letter, resume and reference contact information to Eszter
Hargittai at jobs06-at-webuse.org. You must also submit your application
through the Northwestern eRecruit system:
This is position #10572.

Keywords: research, project coordinator, Communication, Sociology,
Education, lab manager

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly
encouraged to apply.

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