Research Assistant

Part-Time (50%) Hybrid Position in the Chicago Area

xSEL Labs offers best-in-class social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments. Our program-agnostic assessments and professional learning provide our school district and research partners with the tools they need to measure student outcomes, learning conditions, and program effectiveness. We support a diverse group of students and educators across the country. We are committed to ensuring that our products, services, and organizational culture support equity and inclusiveness. To honor that diversity, we are committed to building our assessment products with increasing input from diverse communities and, as we grow, hiring and seeking input from colleagues who reflect diverse backgrounds. xSEL Labs is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are currently looking for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Assistant to join xSEL Labs in the Chicago area. In this role, you will join our growing team to assist with planning and executing funded research studies focused on designing and field testing a prototype social and emotional assessment platform.

What you’ll do…

  • Primary responsibility is to provide research and administrative assistance to the xSEL Labs research team and to help manage the daily operations of a research contract

  • Execute tasks in the research project plan, including organizing communications and feedback with advisors, following up to ensure high survey completion rates, organizing and setting up focus groups, and working closely with the pilot site to support data collection for the initial pilot

  • Help to recruit research participants and help with study design and implementation

  • Assist with quantitative and qualitative data analyses

  • Collaborate with the tech team to oversee software updates based on research study results

What you’ll bring…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education, or related field

  • Familiarity with research methods in social sciences and/or education

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask

  • Problem-solving and analytical capability

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with R is preferred but not required

You can expect…

 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Work alongside colleagues who love to learn and grow

  • 401(k) retirement plan

  • Paid vacation

 
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Work with teammates who value the importance of diversity, equity, and belonging

We are committed to ensuring that our products, services, and organizational culture support equity and inclusiveness. To honor that diversity, we are committed to building our assessment products with increasing input from diverse communities, and, as we grow, hiring and seeking input from colleagues who reflect diverse backgrounds. xSEL Labs is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.