SPAWAR: Psychometric Data Analysis support - 71-2006
SDSU Research Foundation - San Diego, CA

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Benefits Eligibility

Hourly with no benefits

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Annualized or Hourly Salary


Advertised Salary

$13.25/hr (student 1&2) $17.67/hr (student 3)

Job Responsibilities

This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and/or analytical support in the fields of psychology or cognitive science in support of the Psychometrics and Demographics Collection and Analysis Effort. The purpose of this project is to create a large electronic database of demographic and psychometric information from existing paper personnel files collected from United States military personnel completing a specific training regiment. Collected data will be analyzed to determine if personality or other characteristics are predictive of training performance or subsequent performance in a selected position.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications : Students 1&2: Undergraduate Level - Psychology or Cognitive Science Majors Student 3: Graduate Level - Psychology or Cognitive Science Major Required Course Work : Statistics Persona1ity Psychometrics/testing/Assessment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to enter data into computerized databases, from handwritten or printed forms, in a timely and accurate fashion according to the priorities set by the project lead; adhere to a policy of strict confidentiality concerning all documents, data, and information maintained within the department; adhere to data entry Standard Operating Procedures and use coding dictionaries to obtain values for data points when necessary; check work for accuracy on a daily basis according to established procedures; reconcile discrepancies with the guidance of the project lead and obtain guidance when values are questionable or illegible; interact with clinical, military, or SSCPAC personnel to resolve omissions or discrepancies; run and distribute reports as necessary (this includes batch reports run on daily and weekly cycles, data reconciliation reports as well as special purpose ad hoc reports); report any system errors and/or problems to the SSCP AC project lead; assist clinical and SSCPAC users in database interaction as necessary, perform queries in database; run monthly Status Reports and Bi-Weekly Time Reports shall in accordance with basic contract CDRL.

Standard Requirements

This description incorporates the most typical duties performed. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The ability to report to work on time; follow directions from a supervisor; interact effectively with co-workers; understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism; for managers and supervisory personnel to lead and manage others; and to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Preferred Education/Certifications

Preferred Experience/Special Skills

Competence in SPSS, Microsoft Excel, Windows OS General proficiency in the understanding and execution of Data Entry production procedures Familiarity with personal computers and the ability to learn systems necessary for job completion Ability to work independently and in a team setting

Working Conditions

Only U.S. citizens may qualify no naturalized citizens or visa holders.

Job Close Date Jobs close at 4pm PST


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Additional Instructions for Applicants

Certain SDSURF positions must undergo background and other screening, which may include criminal history, credit history, health examination, fingerprinting, or other screening criteria which the SDSURF determines necessary for business purposes. Where such requirements are known, they will be stated in the job posting. By accepting a position with SDSURF, you are agreeing to undergo such screenings at any time during your employment with SDSURF if it is determined necessary for business reasons.

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