Research Assistant (Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database)

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR, USA 🇺🇸

Position Details

Position TitleUndergraduate Student Technical Assistant
Job TitleResearch Assistant – Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database
Appointment TypeStudent Employee
Job LocationCorvallis
Position Appointment Percent100
Appointment Basis12
Min Hourly Rate$12.75 (Standard); $12.00 (Non-Urban); $14.00 (Portland Metro)
Max Hourly Rate$18.00 (Standard); $17.50 (Non-Urban); $18.50 (Portland Metro)
Position SummaryThis recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Research Assistant positions for the College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University (OSU).

This position will assist with the update of the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD). Part of the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, the TFDD works at the interface of science and policy to help advance transboundary water cooperation. This position will primarily assist with updating the treaties component of TFDD and will involve conducting research, data entry, project management, and data analysis.
Position DutiesPrimary duties associated with this position are conducting qualitative research on how water is managed at the international level, inputting data into the database, and maintaining the database. 

Data analysis and other ad hoc tasks may also be performed.
Minimum QualificationsEmployment Eligibility Requirements (
Additional Required QualificationsInterest in water policy and managementStrong attention to detailExcellent time management and communication skillsProficiency in Microsoft ExcelPrior experience conducting research
Preferred (Special) QualificationsQualitative coding experienceExperience in working with large datasetsProficiency in a language other than English is desirable
Working Conditions / Work ScheduleAnticipated hours per week: 9 hours. 
Posting NumberP07932SE
Number of Vacancies2
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date10/13/2021
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date10/08/2021
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date10/13/2021
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this searchCompetitive / Student – open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to ApplicantsWhen applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:CV/ResumeFor additional information please contact: Alexandra Caplan at [email protected]  OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

 Note:  All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

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