Project GRIP Community Research Assistants

University of South Alabama faculty researchers have received a $1.8 million federal grant to collaborate with gun owners in devising strategies to reduce injury and death. The Project GRIP (gun-related injury prevention) research team is hiring three to five part-time community research assistants. The goal of Project GRIP is to understand people’s gun-related attitudes, behaviors, and practices and thoughts about how to prevent gun injuries, especially injuries that occur through suicide, homicide and assault. 

Join the Project GRIP Research Team

Project GRIP is looking to add teammates who have experience as a gun owner OR who have lived in communities impacted by gun violence. The CRAs will help to recruit participants, develop interview questions, conduct interviews, and interpret findings. Pay is $25 an hour.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong verbal communication abilities and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to use recording equipment and electronic communication technologies (email, computers, word processing software).
  • Personal transportation between project sites (mileage will be compensated).

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable legally protected basis. 

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Please contact Dr. Krista Mehari at or (251) 460-7716.