Student Technical Assistant - Biological & Ecological Engineering

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Job posting number: #7235665

Posted: April 8, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 24 hours per week) Student Technical position for the Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).

Oregon State University Extension Services has partnered with the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District to complete a needs assessment with local farmers. Successful candidates will support the project lead in applying qualitative research methods to achieve this objective.
Position Duties
50% – Data Collection and Transcription
Successful candidates will be responsible for assisting the project lead in conducting focus groups and in transcribing interviews using ExpressScribe transcription software. Focus group results and transcribed interviews will be coded and analyzed by the project lead, and will serve as the basis for the final project report.

30% – Recruitment
Student project assistants will also support the project lead in creating and distributing recruitment materials through partner organizations, social media, and farm groups.

20% – Data Analysis Support and Check-Ins
Successful applicants will participate in weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the project lead to discuss the project’s progress.
Minimum Qualifications
Full Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here:

Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard
High School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling program
Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per term
Undergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*
Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per term
Graduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term*

*International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.
Additional Required Qualifications
Strong listening and typing skills
Strong writing skills (i.e., spelling and grammar)
Ability to work independently and on short deadlines
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Experience conducting qualitative research
Academic background in agricultural sciences OR experience working in agricultural contexts

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