Seeking a part-time project assistant for a Friedman-based, USDA/NIFA-funded research project on food prices, food choices, and food security. Tasks include coordinating research staff, managing research calendars, progress tracking, scheduling and helping manage qualitative interviews, and liaison with external research partners. Dr. Parke Wilde is the principal investigator for the From Scarcity to Prosperity project.
Preferred experience includes some or all of the following: interest in or experience with USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan, food prices, or nutrition assistance; project management experience; familiarity and comfort with Tufts tools such as Box; IRB processes; and writing and communication skills. The position is suitable for a student, or existing staff with time available for further hourly support.
The position runs from January 2022 – May 2022. There is a possibility of starting in December 2021 (for increased overlap with the existing staff in this role) and/or continuing after May 2022 (particularly if the project assistant is a student who will continue at the Friedman School in the 2022-2023 academic year).
Anticipated compensation: $20/hour for 12-15/hour weekly schedule. If interested, please send a letter detailing your interest in the position and your experiences (resume is optional) to Katrina.Sarson@tufts.edu (Project Manager for the project) by October 29, 2021.