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CBER General Research and Editing GA

The following policies govern the selection, supervision, performance, and evaluation of graduate assistants for the General Research and Editing Assistantship in the Center for Business and Economic Research.

Objectives

Graduate assistants provide valuable assistance to the staff of theĀ Center for Business and Economic Research in a broad spectrum of activities. In return, the graduate assistant receives experience that should be academically and professionally valuable. Graduate assistants receive monetary compensation and fee remission.

General Description of Job

Performs general research support and editing for various research projects conducted by the center; works under general supervision of the director of research, exercising initiative and independent judgement in the performance of assigned tasks; schedules 20 hours of work per week from beginning of semester through final exams.

Performs general research support and editing for various research projects conducted by the center; works under general supervision of the director of research, exercising initiative and independent judgement in the performance of assigned tasks; schedules 20 hours of work per week from beginning of semester through final exams.

Job Activities

  1. Work on short- and long-term projects involving data collection and analysis.

  2. Edit articles, reports, policy briefs and business briefs produced in the center.

  3. Download economic and business data from the Internet and prepare it for analysis.

  4. Conduct basic statistical analysis for research projects.

  5. Conduct literature reviews on topics pertinent to research projects.

  6. Maintain the integrity and quality of the procedures and programs for data collection and preparation.

  7. Develop standard operating procedures for various tasks to ensure continuation of projects.

  8. Assist with maintaining the center's social media presence.

  9. Provide assistance to CBER staff for special projects and events.

The preceding list is not exhaustive. Additional duties will be assigned.

General Qualification Requirements

  • Education: Should be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. Scores on the GMAT test are considered.
  • Experience and Training: Basic computer training; knowledge of basic statistics.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Broad knowledge of grammar and general usage rules; interpersonal communication skills; undergraduate business degree, computer proficiency.
  • Supervision: No responsibility for direct supervision of others.
Should be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. Scores on the GMAT test are considered.

Evaluation/Renewal/Termination

The director of research will supervise and evaluate the graduate students performance each semester. The evaluation will be discussed with the student and placed in the students permanent work file. Performance criteria are organizational ability, quality of work, professional behavior, and interpersonal skills. Graduate assistants must reapply for a continuation of their assistantship if their graduate programs extend beyond the current academic year. Graduate assistants may be terminated if they violate departmental, Graduate School, or university policies.

The director of research will supervise and evaluate the graduate students performance each semester. The evaluation will be discussed with the student and placed in the students permanent work file. Performance criteria are organizational ability, quality of work, professional behavior, and interpersonal skills. Graduate assistants must reapply for a continuation of their assistantship if their graduate programs extend beyond the current academic year. Graduate assistants may be terminated if they violate departmental, Graduate School, or university policies.

Stipend/Fee Remission

Graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver and a yearly stipend, paid over 10 months. The amount of the stipend may change from year to year. Graduate students also receive a remission of the contingent portion of the general fee, remission of the graduate course fee, and an out-of-state fee waiver. Summer assistantships may be available. The stipend for summer assistantships is 15 percent of base salary (stipend) per summer session.