Grad Student Assistant Wanted
The position is part-time work (~10 hours a week) on an analysis of the impact of local opposition groups on infrastructure energy facility siting outcomes California and the Western US. The work is funded under the National Science Foundation’s Civil Infrastructure Systems program grant #1536741. Our research goal is to populate data in an agent-based model with historical data that can explain why some community organizations were able to successfully block or alter energy infrastructure projects while other projects were approved unchanged. We are administering a citizen survey as well as an agency stakeholder survey. The citizen survey includes risk psychometric questions, social network questions, and other factors that drive citizen behavior.
The main project tasks include administering the Qualtrics web-based surveys, reviewing energy projects for potential inclusion in the study, collecting historical siting project data, analyzing citizen comments on the projects, supervising one undergraduate research assistant, and potentially interviewing project stakeholders.
The pay is $15-$20 an hour depending on experience. The work for the project can be performed at CGU and remotely. Work is to commence immediately and continue through the 2016-2017 academic year. Depending on performance, there is an opportunity for a second year of work. There are possibilities for student co-authoring of peer reviewed publications upon successful completion of the project tasks.
Please email your resume’ and position application to the project’s principal investigator, Hal Nelson, at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as is convenient with the subject line: GRA application. In your application email, please indicate your knowledge of Qualtrics software on a 0-10 scale. Also, please indicate your experience with other aspects of survey research if applicable, and your knowledge of infrastructure siting or the energy sector. Review of applications will begin on 1 May.