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Undergraduate Research Assistantship (NSF Grant)

Faculty Mentor: Caren Frost
Title: Associate Vice President for Integrity & Compliance
College: Social Work
School / Department: College of Social Work

Project description

We are looking to hire an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Utah. This position is a paid position working 10 hours per week on an NSF grant-funded project. The overall purpose of this three-year project is to ensure expanded access to high quality research ethics training for faculty and students. We are developing a statewide network that will create and offer open access and customizable responsible and ethical conduct of research (RECR) and mentoring training. The research assistants hired for this project will be responsible for the following activities and will work closely with the research team to ensure project success.

Student Role:       •  Catalogue the research ethics trainings that are available at institutions along the Intermountain West.
• Conduct a scoping review of the literature about factors that are most effective for inclusive and equitable approaches to RECR and mentoring training in the STEM research fields.
• Assist in the creation of RECR and mentoring training modules.
• Assist in developing evaluation strategies for training and training materials.
• Develop mechanisms to recruit undergraduate students from higher education institutions in Utah to participate in the RECR and mentoring training activities.
• Assist in the creation and launching of two symposia, one in the northern Utah and one in the southern Utah, that stimulate information sharing and evaluation of the trainings developed through this project.
Project Duration: 10 hour per week
Opportunity Type: Paid
Opportunity Location Type: In Person
Is this a paid opportunity: Yes
How To Apply: For more information, please contact Dr. Jesse Morris at To apply please submit your resume, a writing sample (<500 words), and a brief statement (<500 words) about why you are interested in working on this project. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be conducted with applicants in October 2023.