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November 11, 2020

Healthy Materials Lab is hiring Student Research Assistants: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Are you looking to join a team of passionate and creative people working to make the world a healthier place for all people? Healthy Materials Lab is looking for a Graduate Research Assistant/Undergraduate Student Assistant with strong research skills, to join our team.

Please read the description of the opportunity below and apply now to the button on the left to be considered.

HML Research Assistant (Education)

In this role you will work on the HML education team as we expand our educational materials in the areas of affordable housing and university and college education. Over the course of four years the education team has developed ground-breaking in-person and online education which has reached students and professionals in 27 countries and 40 U.S. states.

You will assist with initially surveying new audiences, establishing focus groups and defining priorities for future content creation. You will then work with HML researchers in the research and production of new educational content.

Requirements:

  • Junior/Senior Undergraduate or Graduate student at The New School
  • Must be a team player, hard-working, and ready to dive into new material
  • Experience in managing project timelines, teams, and work process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Detailed orientated, visual thinker, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in expressing and visually documenting process
  • Proactive and knowledgeable in various research methodologies
  • Skills in illustration, graphic/communication design, video production, and/or web design

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed research of key audiences for expansion of HML’s educational content
  • Design surveys, questionnaires, polls, etc. specific to each audience
  • Webinar support and production
  • Work following project brief, manage to completion and deliver regular project updates
  • Organize and maintain research databases
  • Experience working in a variety of communities; particularly with a strong ability to respectfully represent and advocate for individuals from historically under-represented communities.

To apply, please click the link above where you will be asked to submit a brief statement of interest, resume and a current or past piece of work (text/video/visual/audio) that resonates with the mission of Healthy Materials Lab. If you have any questions, you can contact healthymaterialslab@newschool.edu.

HML Research Assistant (Materials Research)

Are you looking to join a team of passionate and creative people working to make the world a healthier place for all people? Healthy Materials Lab is looking for a Graduate Research Assistant with strong design and material research skills, to join our team.

In this role you will work on the HML materials team as we expand our fundamental materials research and evaluation projects, add to HML’s web-based Materials Collection, assist in the development of practice based materials implementation tools and help build renovation palettes for affordable housing development.

Requirements:

  • Graduate student at The New School
  • Strong sense of team spirit, disciplined and ready to see a task through and to dive into new material
  • Comfortable in contributing to a creative process
  • Interest or experience in the built environment
  • Experience in managing project timelines, teams, and work process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Detailed orientated, visual thinker, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in or understanding of the materials design/selection process
  • Expertise in expressing and visually documenting process
  • Skills in graphic/communication design, autocad, adobe suite

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain research databases
  • Conduct fundamental materials research
  • Build and document materials palettes
  • Assist in the development of tools to assist Interior designers and architects change materials specifications.
  • Experience working in a variety of communities; particularly with a strong ability to respectfully represent and advocate for individuals from historically under-represented communities.

Healthy Materials Lab is convinced that the strength and resilience of a team comes from diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applicants who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color), LGBTQ, women, immigrants, and people with disabilities.

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