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Research Assistant

Location: Torrance
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description As a Research Assistant (RA), you will work closely with our Director of Research Operations, Project Directors (PhD level psychologists), and our team of RAs to provide assistance with large-scale research projects to support publication of clinical assessments. The majority of our assessments are used by clinicians in the fields of school psychology, occupational therapy, and speech pathology. Qualified candidates will bring strong computer skills (Microsoft Office experience required and experience with data analytic programs preferred (e.g., SPSS, R), stellar attention to detail, and strong interpersonal and written and verbal skills. This role is well suited to recent psychology or liberal arts/science graduates seeking research experience in a business setting. Past RAs have gone on to graduate school in fields ranging from psychology to law to data science. Essential Responsibilities: Data Entry (transferring data from paper formats into electronic databases, such as Excel) Creating and updating forms on various online platforms (e.g. SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics) Data collection activities Preparing data collection documents Creating and maintaining spreadsheets to track incoming data and data collection progress from multiple data collectors nationwide. Regularly communicating and troubleshooting with and answering questions for data collectors Basic data processing and quality checks Exporting and cleaning data Summary report writing Producing narrative and basic descriptive analyses to summarize customer learning experiences Manuscript preparation Knowledge of APA style formatting a plus Administrative duties as needed Position Requirements (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities): Bachelor---s degree in Psychology or related field required Excellent skills with organization, prioritization and time management, attention to detail, collaboration, and multi-tasking Strong written and verbal communication skills, professional presence, and outstanding interpersonal skills Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly experience with Excel is required Experience with data analytic programs preferred (e.g., SPSS, R) Experience with survey platforms preferred (e.g., Survey Monkey, Qualtrics) Team player with a positive attitude Past research experience is highly desired Bilingual in Spanish is a plus Physical Requirements: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) The employee may regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision. The auditory/hearing abilities required by the job include the ability to hear others using a phone or online conferencing system. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and sit for prolonged periods. This individual must be a responsible person and regular attendance is required. Travel: 0% WPS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AA M/F/V/D. We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. - Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision WPS will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment. At this time, WPS is unable to provide visa sponsorship.

Keywords: MANSON WESTERN LLC, Torrance , Research Assistant, Other , Torrance, California

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