THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.
The Bixby Center is currently looking for an undergraduate or graduate student apprentice to assist in the Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise!
The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) advances the mission of the 10-campus University of California system to improve the lives of people in California and around the world. By providing education, research, and partnerships, UCGHI leverages the diverse intellectual resources across the University to train the next generation of global health leaders and accelerate the discovery and implementation of transformative global health solutions. To that end UCGHI has established several Centers of Expertise (COE).
The Center’s mission is to promote justice, equity and scientific advances to reduce gender and health disparities globally. Grounded in human rights principles, our approach is interdisciplinary and transformative. Through innovative research, education and international collaboration, we build and strengthen the capacity of the next generation of leaders in women’s health and empowerment. Our core activities focus on assuring safe motherhood, reducing violence against women, as well as improving access to family planning and reproductive technologies. In addition, we promote the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights, the prevention HIV/AIDS, and the reduction environmental threats to women’s health.
During the fall semester, the apprentice will be assisting the new co-director of COE with literature reviews and related research activities. The apprentice will assist with analysis of current reports on sexual violence in existing programs on UC campuses and other universities. The incumbent will also help promote and create linkages with and between undergraduate and graduate student organizations, particularly those focused on sexual and reproductive health, especially those pertaining to sexual violence. In addition, the apprentice will assist reviewing sexual violence prevention strategies, including mHealth technology for prevention, and proposing recommendations.
• Assist with research and reviewing the literature as needed • Assist with manuscript preparation and proof reading.
• Populate and format tables
• Assist with preparing proposals/reports
• Assist with creating and editing graphics and PowerPoint presentations
The UCGHI COE on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment envisions a world in which equitable gender norms lead to healthy and empowered women — including UC students.
Day-to-Day Supervisor: Ashley Fraser, Research Specialist
Hours: 8-12 hours per week during Fall 2016 (with some onsite and off-site flexibility possible, depending on assigned tasks); preference for those interest in continuing Spring 2016
Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability 17 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Eligibility: Undergraduate* or graduate student
Required Qualifications: Literature review skills • Experience with search engines (such as PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar or others) • Effective written and oral communication skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, PPT • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Ability to work independently and take initiative • Comfortable with sensitive topics (including sexual and reproductive health including sexual violence, trauma, and stigmatization)
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with EndNote (or similar bibliographic software) or organizing large sets of references • Experience curating, annotating or abstracting literature • Experience with research on or interventions related to relevant topics such as sexual and reproductive health and/or interpersonal violence, including domestic violence, and sexual violence prevention; information, education and communication and awareness and sensitivity training; advocacy, services and support.
Interviews begin as soon as possible and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Please send cover letter and résumé using the subject line:
WHGE COE Research Apprentice – Your Last Name
to Ashley Fraser: email@example.com at the Bixby Center
*Please note: while this opportunity is not list as a project on the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) website, it may be eligible for inclusion as a URAP placement, if desired. URAP placement includes learning contracts and academic credit for variable units (P/NP). For more information about the requirements and benefits of URAP, visit http://urap.berkeley.edu/ but apply directly via email above.
URAP participation is not required. Successful (undergraduate) applicant can opt to proceed as an apprentice under URAP or as a non URAP intern.