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Job ID: 183872

Temporary Research Assistant
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Apr. 13, 2022
Title Temporary Research Assistant
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Part-Time/Temporary Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Temporary Research Assistant


Computer Science-JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The VIEW (Visualization, Information, and Exploration at WPI) lab is seeking an hourly temporary Research Assistant to aid in the development and execution of a qualitative coding protocol.

Assistants will watch videos of study participants using an experimental web interface, develop and refine codes for key moments, and annotate the video with codes using software packages such as nVivo.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Work with research team to develop codes for key moments in videos, according to research
  • criteria.
  • Refine transcripts of study participants and researchers taken from videos.
  • Annotate videos with codes for key moments using specialized software packages.

  • Must be able to complete WPI IRB training
  • Must be able to learn video annotation software such as Dedoose or nVivo
  • Prior experience with qualitative coding methodologies and concepts is desired

WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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