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Research Assistant Positons Available Immediately

Description: Comparative study of policies towards cross-border health threats perceived to be carried by people or products; focus on how scientific information is generated, travels and is incorporated (or not) into political decision-making. Cases include: immigrants and infectious disease; blood-borne viruses; HIV and TB and emergent diseases.

Tasks: review of press response and policy documents; construction of chronologies of events; bibliographic searches; literature reviews; tape transcription (possibly); data analysis and qualitative coding (willingness to learn qualitative software programs); interviewing (possibly).

Job Requirements: Background in social science helpful (sociology, political science, economics, anthropology), as is familiarity with databases.

Available Openings: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Terms: Hours negotiable: minimum 8-10 per week. Eligibility for work study preferred, but not required. Can start immediately.

Compensation: $11.00/hour to $15.00/hour, depending on background and experience; raises each semester; undergraduate and graduate students

Contact: Please send indication of interest and resume by email to, or by mail to:

RA search/Taylor
Department of Sociology
111B Eaton Hall; 5 The Green
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Funding Source(s):
Both On-Campus Non-Work-Study, and On-Campus Work-Study