Research Assistant for Technical Research (Remote) (Student Wage)

at The University of Virginia
Published May 3, 2023
Location Charlottesville, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Darden is hiring research assistants for the summer who will report directly to Darden faculty. Work may include locating and summarizing existing academic literature and policies, constructing data sets based on information collected online, statistical coding, and writing summaries of faculty research for business practitioners. Potential topics include cybercurrency, the economy, leadership characteristics, entrepreneurship, and other topics relevant to faculty research initiatives. Primary Responsibilities: Locate and summarize academic literature on a variety of topicsCreate data sets by researching publicly available information on companies or citiesQualitative coding of textual or visual dataSummarize and contextualize Darden faculty research for business practitionersOther duties as assignedSkills and Abilities: Ability to read through multiple reports, mine public databases, and distill information into a database (excel spreadsheet or other formats).Familiarity with big datasetsExperience with Python, Java, SQL, and/or SolidityVery strong written and verbal communicationStrong synthesis skills (reading and summarizing arguments)Strong attention to detailAble to work independently while balancing multiple projectsWilling to attack a problem from different angles when the first approach does not workUndergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Position is open to students in business, accounting, economics, social sciences, humanities, statistics, math, computer science or other disciplines with strong writing skills. Hourly pay rate depends on level of education. Students pursing a: 4-year degree: $13.00/hourMA Degree: $18.00/hourPositions offers 15-20 hours/week. Position is remote, but student must physically reside in the United States during the summer. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSExperience with Python, Java, SQL, and/or Solidity Education: Current UVA studentExperience: NoneLicensure: NonePHYSICAL DEMANDSThis is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.COVID Vaccination Requirement and GuidelinesPlease visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.