Research Assistant Position: Help with research, evaluation, and training and technical assistance projects in the area of youth mentoring.

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.47.58 PMInnovation Research & Training (IRT), a behavioral science research firm, in Durham, North Carolina, seeks a full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research projects, training and intervention development projects, and technical assistance projects in the field of youth mentoring. IRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs for youth.  

Job Description: Participate as a team member on a variety of research, evaluation, and training and technical assistance projects in the area of youth mentoring.  Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews (e.g., PsychInfo); assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grants; recruiting study participants; collecting data, coding data, and entering data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work.

Requirements: 2 or more years of research experience in psychology or related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate. Must be able to work in a team as well as independently, take initiative, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Research knowledge, or volunteer or work experience in youth mentoring or in a positive youth development program is a plus. The successful candidate will need to be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs as well as have strong writing and verbal communication skills. 

If interested, please submit a cover letter including your available start date, CV, at least one scientific writing sample, and three references to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at