Job opportunity: Bilingual Graduate Research Assistant

Project & Position Description

Dr. Miguel Pinedo is currently seeking to hire a bilingual (Spanish/English) GRA with experience conducting qualitative interviews to work on a short-term research study. The aim of the study is to better understand how migration-related factors (e.g., fear of deportation, fear of parental deportation, perceived anti-immigration sentiments) influence the mental health and substance using behaviors of Latinos residing in Austin, Texas. A total of 40 Latinos will be recruited for this study. Main responsibilities will include assisting in recruiting participants and data collection (i.e., conducting the qualitative interviews). Other responsibilities will include tracking participant incentives, post-collection data entry, transcribing interviews, and coding. A significant portion of the work will take place off-site in the community of Austin. This is a 10-hour a week position.


This position is expected to begin in mid-February or early March. The period of employment will be approximately 25 weeks with a possibility of extending, depending on funding.



This position will pay $20 an hour.


Required Qualifications

  • Fluent in Spanish (Spanish speaking ability will be assessed during the interview)
  • Ability to work 10 hours/week (flexible hours)
  • Previous experience conducting qualitative interviews
  • Have reliable transportation to attend recruitment events (e.g., distribute flyers at community events, tabling) and conduct off-campus interviews
  • Comfortable speaking about sensitive topics (e.g., migration, mental health, alcohol and drug use)
  • Graduate-level student status at UT Austin


Preferred Minimum Qualifications

  • Interest in health disparities, Latino and migrant health, and/or substance abuse research
  • Experience and/or knowledgeable of qualitative methods
  • Experience working with STATA software highly preferred


How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should email their CV to Dr. Pinedo at:
  • Please include “Bilingual GRA position” in the subject line

Friday, February 1, 2019

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