Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology at CU Denver, will be hiring a graduate student research assistant (RA) for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The RA will assist on a quantitative research project evaluating the efficacy of three policies aimed at reducing police-involved deaths and their racial inequity: banning police chokeholds, decertifying police unions, and reallocating police spending to social services. The RA will receive $16 an hour and will work 10 hours a week for 30 weeks. Tuition will also be covered.
The RA will manage data, they will conduct literature reviews, and, depending on experience, they will collaborate on data analysis and article writing. Applicants should have experience merging longitudinal data sets, reformatting data files, and preparing new variables. Experience with Stata is preferred. The RA will have the opportunity to pursue adjacent research using the dataset.
If you are interested, send a resume/CV, a writing sample, and a short paragraph explaining your qualifications and interest to Brenden Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 19th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.