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Graduate Research Assistant KHP - Ickes

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Graduate Research Assistant KHP - Ickes
Requisition Number DU09011
Department Name 8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $15,000-$16,000 academic year
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Graduate Student
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
20 hours a week, hours and times per day will vary
Job Summary
Call for RA Applications:
Application window: February 22, 2022 – June 30, 2022 or until filled

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is seeking a dynamic research assistant to support health promotion research and intervention implementation science.

#iCANendthetrend welcomes applications for a graduate research assistantship focused on innovative, transdisciplinary and impactful health research. #iCANendthetrend’s research involves tobacco prevention, improving mental health outcomes, and educational program data analysis and evaluation. Graduate students from all disciplines, including social sciences, public health, business, education, and others, are welcome to apply. #iCANendthetrend research assistants will work with faculty engaged in a diverse array of research approaches, including community-based participatory research, survey design, intervention development, and dissemination and implementation. #iCANendthetrend research assistants will engage and support efforts in research conduct, development of presentations, abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, professional networking, enriching activities (speaker series, workshops), mentoring undergraduate students, statistical analysis, grantsmanship, and development of communication and promotional materials.
This is a part-time graduate research assistantship (20 hours/week) with a competitive stipend. A tuition scholarship will be requested, but cannot be guaranteed at this time. The start-date is August 15, 2022, but summer hours prior to start date may be available. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted beginning February 22, 2022. Interested individuals should send one PDF file to melinda.ickes@uky.edu that contains the following:
1. Cover letter outlining the applicant’s interest in tobacco prevention and health research and career aspirations
2. CV
3. A list of three references with contact information
4. One writing sample
Thank you for your support,
Melinda J. Ickes, PhD.
Associate Professor, Health Promotion
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Director, #iCANendthetrend
University of Kentucky

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Research interest in tobacco prevention and health research and career aspirations.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Graduate students from all disciplines, including social sciences, public health, business, education, and others, are welcome to apply. Interest in tobacco prevention and health research and career aspirations
Deadline to Apply 12/31/9999
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-05-16 Expires: 2022-07-17

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