TASCHA is hiring an undergraduate research assistant

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for an undergraduate student to work on one of our research projects, the Regional Study and Resource Center Evaluation.

Undergraduate Research Assistant – Digital Survey Development for Evaluation of Namibia’s Libraries

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Location: UW Information School – Seattle Campus

Position Title: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Start Date: January 23, 2017

Estimated End Date: February 17, 2017

Position Description

This part-time research assistant position will support a research study evaluating the impacts of the recent creation of three large library-like centers in Namibia.

This position will involve taking several complex, pre-developed surveys and creating digital survey implementation tools for use on Android Tablets. The tools will be developed utilizing Kobo Toolbox. Activities will include entering questions, setting up skip logic, testing/debugging the finished products, and, potentially, setting up tablets to be used and servers to receive and store the data.

This position will average 20 hours per week.


  • Ability to work independently, seek feedback, and offer critique;
  • Undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Washington during winter quarter 2017

This position is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in the University of Washington, particularly those who have either applied for or are already in Informatics, Computer Science, HCDE, or Design. This position is not benefits eligible and does not cover tuition.

Questions regarding compensation should be directed to iHRhelp@uw.edu .


$15.00 – $16.75 depending on experience.

To apply

Please include:

(1) a cover letter describing your interest in this position and your relevant skills and experiences

(2) a current résumé.

iSchool students, please submit all application materials via iCareers

Please submit all application materials no later than Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants will be contacted within two weeks after the closing date.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.