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Research Assistant


Research Assistant

  • req813
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs - Public Administration
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Position Responsibilities:

The L. Douglas Wilder of Government and Public is seeking two research assistants to provide background research and literature review, participant recruitment and tracking, scheduling and conducting participant Interviews, qualitative data coding, writing data summaries, community engagement and conducting focus groups.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Hiring Standards:

• Ph.D. Student or advanced Masters student (second year or higher)
• Excellent writing skills and communication skills
• Familiarity with qualitative research methods
• Must be comfortable running group meetings
• Must be able to work independently
• Must be comfortable working with participants from diverse background
• Must be comfortable engaging in discussions focused on race

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Hiring Standards:

Ph.D. student or above
Some familiarity with social equity issues and literature is a plus
Some familiarity with entrepreneurship is a plus
Experience with qualitative coding software a plus
Experience with community-engaged research a plus
Familiarity with DEI literature a plus

Application Submission/Other Information:
All applications should include a cover letter and a detailed resume with the names and contact information of three professional references. A resume does not take the place of work experiences on the application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability”.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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