Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pitt professor hiring bilingual Chinese-English research assistant.

A professor in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures is looking to hire a bilingual Chinese-English Pitt student for a temporary research assistant position.
This is a temporary position. Research assistant is being sought to assist a research professor to transcribe and code audio recordings of English and Chinese speeches of students in educational setting. Must have native-like proficiency in both languages, good computing skills, and some experience or interest in language learning research. This temporary position involves working (on a computer, in a place of the assistant’s own convenience) for a total of 20 to 30 hours, which can span over 2 to 4 weeks.

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate should:
- Possess excellent typing skills and preferably some experience with audio transcription;
- Have native-like proficiency in both Chinese and English;
- Be responsible and interested in language research;
- Have access to a computer, the Internet, Pitt BOX, and can work independently in a place of his/her own convenience;
- Be able to meet the Principle Investigator (research professor) for a few times to discuss the project;
- Be able to completes the work (around 30 hours) in 2-4 weeks.