Graduate Associateships

College of Education and Human Ecology Graduate Associate Website: ehe.osu.edu/financial-aid/graduate-associateships
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due February 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

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Open Graduate Associate Positions


Quantitative Methodology Center Graduate Research Assistant

The Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC) is hiring a Graduate Research Associate (GRA) for the 2023–2024 academic year, with potential Summer 2023 employment. This is a weekly 20-hour position.

The QMC is a specialized service area under the College of Education and Human Ecology’s (EHE) Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration. The mission of the QMC is to provide quantitative research data services to members of the College of EHE through hosting workshops, discussion and speaker series, and consultation services.

The GRA will support the QMC’s consulting services by meeting with faculty, graduate students, and staff researchers regarding their quantitative research studies. In addition, the GRA will support QMC initiatives, participate in planning events, provide workshops on quantitative methods or software, and support QMC projects to build EHE’s capacity for quantitative research.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate:

  • Successful completion of courses in advanced quantitative methodology
  • Experience in conducting research, analyzing data, and reporting results
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration ability
  • Ability to work during regular consultation schedule (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Strong academic writing skills
  • Experience and interest in teaching, training, and/or consulting

We are accepting applications from all senior graduate students regardless of their academic discipline.

Position Start Date: August 16, 2023, with potential to start May 10, 2023

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV (noting all quantitative methods courses taken), name of current advisor and/or an additional reference to qmc@osu.edu.

Position flier: QMC GRA Flier 2023-24 AY

Posted January 26, 2022


Ed Studies GRA Position for Post Candidacy Doctoral Student

A 20 hour per week GRA position is available for spring 2023 semester. This GRA position will be run through the Department of Educational Studies, as part of a grant from Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (PPGOH), in collaboration with Planned Parenthood Global. We are seeking a post-candidacy doctoral student as a GRA to work as a consultant (Global Communities Partnership (GCP) Researcher) to conduct a research project focusing on the traditionally-Muslim communities of East Africa and South Asia, primarily the Somali and Nepali immigrant, migrant, and multicultural communities in Columbus, Ohio.

The GCP Researcher selected will be an Ohio State University Ph.D. student who will work 20 hours per week on this project as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) during the spring 2023 ssemester. The GCP Researcher will host interviews and conduct focus groups within the selected communities, and develop a report on recommendations for further outreach, programs, and materials. The GCP Researcher will also participate in an in-person or remote/distance learning exchange with a PP Global partner organization in Africa to gain lessons and insight into their work with refugee, migrant, and immigrant communities.

Job Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting a literature review on the traditionally-Muslim communities of East Africa and South Asia, primarily the Somali and Nepali immigrant, migrant, and multicultural communities in Columbus, Ohio. The focus is on the sexual and reproductive health of members of those communities in Columbus.
  • Developing and conducting a demographic assessment of the selected communities in the greater Columbus area.
  • Conducting community engagement activities to recruit community members for focus groups as well as to test what outreach activities work the best with the Somali and Nepali communities in Columbus
  • Conducting interviews with community stakeholders and health professionals to identify the deficit in reproductive health and sexuality education services within those selected communities in Columbus
  • Conducting focus groups with community stakeholders and health professionals to identify the deficit in reproductive health and sexuality education services within those selected communities in Columbus
  • Conducting research within the selected Somali and Nepali immigrant, migrant, and multicultural communities in Columbus as to how they would like to receive those reproductive and sexual health services if any
  • Conducting research within the community to identify ways to communicate or inform those communities about PPGOH services
  • Identifying and developing unavailable but desired resources to provide community members with tools to support sexuality health education in families and groups.
  • Engage in a learning exchange with Planned Parenthood Global either in-person for a two-week immersion experience in a country in Africa or remotely through a virtual learning exchange
  • Completing all IRB paperwork and ensuring that IRB protocols are followed.

Qualifications:

The goal of the research project is to understand the traditionally-Muslim communities of East Africa and South Asia and how to strengthen Planned Parenthood’s relationship with primarily the Somali and Nepali immigrant, migrant, and multicultural communities in Columbus, Ohio. Due to the cultural nature of this project, PPGOH is seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Someone with experience working with the Somali or Nepali communities, or
  • Someone representative or with experience working with/from countries in the general geographic areas of Somalia or Nepal, and
  • Someone with experience conducing outreach programming in the community, and
  • Someone interested in traveling to a host country for 2 weeks as part of a learning experience preferred but a virtual learning exchange is available

RESEARCH PROJECT GOALS: The proposed research project has five (5) main goals:

  1. Build the capacity of PPGOH to engage in global issues, including advocacy and working with immigrant, migrant, and multicultural communities in Columbus Ohio.
  2. Expand the perspective of two local young professionals via a global experience in reproductive health, rights, and justice, and with the work of Planned Parenthood Global.
  3. Apply lessons learned from Planned Parenthood Global partners in Africa to PPGOH programs in Ohio.
  4. Strengthen PPGOH’s understanding of and relationship with traditionally Muslim communities of East Africa and South Asia, primarily the Somali and Nepali communities that PPGOH serves through connections with countries/regions of origin.
  5. Enhance trust between PPGOH and Somali and Nepali communities through culturally humane outreach and health programming, and in turn, increase usage of the PPGOH’s health services by that community.

If you are interested in the position, please send a brief letter of interest and a CV/resume to (a) Diego Espino, Diego.Espino@ppoh.org, and to (b) Eric Anderman, anderman.1@osu.edu . Applications will be reviewed immediately. Please address any  questions about this position to Diego Espino (Diego.Espino@ppoh.org).

Posted January 9, 2022