Opportunities at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

 

 

Open Positions

Start date: September - December 2020


Christopher Ali of the University of Virginia and Hilde Vanden Bulck of Drexel University are looking for a graduate research assistant for their project on PBS and trust, funded by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. We are looking for someone with experience gathering and analyzing cross sectional survey data. This includes survey design in Qualtrics, data-cleaning and data analysis. We expect good working knowledge of basic and advanced procedures in a common statistical software package that enables independent work (SPSS, SAS, R, …).

We need someone who is comfortable working independently and remotely, given that we are spread across the country. We have funding for 100 hours of work at a rate of $20/hour. The position is divided into two clusters of work. The first, occurring in the early fall, will take approximately 25 hours and will involve assisting Drs Ali and Van den Bulck with the construction of a nationwide audience survey. The second cluster, totaling approximately 75 hours, will occur in December 2020, and will involve the cleaning and analysis of the survey data. In addition to the funds, the research assistant will receive co-author credit on any peer-reviewed papers to come out of this research.

To be eligible for this position, student applicants may have not have another appointment at any time in the entire University system.


Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant


This position is only open to current students of Columbia University.
The candidate must have good working knowledge of basic and advanced procedures in a common statistical software package that enables independent work (SPSS, SAS, R…).


Please send your resume and cover letter to cfa2z@virginia.edu. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2020.