Research Assistant


Midwest Longitudinal Study of Asian American Families (MLSAAF) is currently seeking motivated individuals to assist a federal government sponsored research study in the Chicagoland area.


About the Project

The School of Social Service Administration (SSA) at the University of Chicago is conducting the Midwest Longitudinal Study of Asian American Families (MLSAAF, PI: Yoonsun Choi, Ph.D.), funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Health (NIH). This study is to collect survey data from a total of 1,000 Filipino American and Korean American families with adolescents in the Chicagoland area (500 families per each group and a child and his/her parent from each family, N=2,000). The survey is about culture, family and youth development. We expect 25% of interviews (or 480 individual cases) to be conducted in Korean, 75% (or 1400 interviews) in English, and less than 2% (40 cases at most) in Tagalog. The data collection began in September, 2014 and will continue through April 2015.


MLSAAF is one of the rare studies about Filipino and Korean families in the Midwest. We believe that this study will greatly enhance the understanding of these understudied groups and help maximize the potential growth of adolescents.


About the Position

Primary duties of MLSAAF research assistants include: preparing survey & training materials, interviewer supplies and providing administrative support during the MLSAAF filed period.



LANGUAGE: Bilinguals (Fluent in English and Korean) are highly preferred. Also having knowledge of Korean culture is strongly preferred.


Must be eligible to present the proof of legal authority to work in the U.S. (e.g., U.S. citizenship, permanent resident card, or work permit).


Bachelor's degree


Familiarity and comfort using computers and accessing the internet is strongly preferred.


Being able to work independently without frequent in-person supervision is strongly preferred.


A successful candidate should be dependable, highly organized and detail oriented, able to work collaboratively and independently in a team setting as well as having positive attitude and problem-solving mentality.


If interested, please contact the Project Manager Carol Lee ( with your resume.