UCLA GSR Needed for College Access Program Evaluation

UCLA Graduate Student Researchers (GSR) Needed for College Access Program Evaluation

The V-SOURCE Research Project seeks two GSRs to assist with data management, coding, cleaning, and analysis. These GSRs will report to researchers at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs who are leading a randomized evaluation of the V-SOURCE college access program, an intervention developed by EdBoost to increase low-income students’ college enrollment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Clean, code, construct, merge multiple datasets using Stata

• Maintain detailed, clear documentation of data cleaning and management procedures

• Work with UCLA and EdBoost staff to understand data

• Assist in the acquisition of additional datasets

• Conduct statistical analyses and interpret results

• Prepare tables and figures for presentations and reports

• Conduct literature reviews

• Supervise undergraduate research assistants


Advanced UCLA graduate student in the social or behavioral sciences

• Expertise in cleaning, coding, documenting, merging large-scale data sets

• Experience using statistical programming languages to clean, code, merge, summarize, and display data, with STATA strongly preferred

• Outstanding attention to detail

• Strong organizational and communication skills

• Ability to meet tight deadlines

• Discretion in working with sensitive and confidential data

• Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. education system and/or education research literature


This is a 50% time position, beginning in fall quarter and lasting through winter and spring quarters. Summer employment during 2015 is also possible.

To Apply

Please send a resume with a list of references; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial okay); GRE scores; and a cover letter describing relevant coursework and research/data management experience.

Email application materials to: vsource4college@gmail.com