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Organization: Renegade Girls
Position: Tinkering Teacher, After School
Compensation: $30/class
If compensated, is there possibility of work-study? Yes
Address: various schools in SF
Information about position:
Seeking after school teacher for a girls' tinkering program. You will teach
alongside a founder and other teachers, and we will train you. Classes are
1.25 hrs weekly at school sites in San Francisco, and we pay for 1.5 hrs to
give you some prep time. We currently have classes scheduled for Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays at three awesome schools.

The Renegade Girls Tinkering Club offers fun and community for girls to
explore the world of tinkering and making. Girls get hands-on with their
peers to see how things work. Tinkering, a process involving hands-on
discovery, and trial and error toward a goal, helps girls develop grit and
gives a solid foundation for STEM skills. Founded by mothers in STEM careers
working to change the vast gender imbalance in their fields, the Renegade
Girls Tinkering Club inspires girls to keep their love of scientific

We are looking for high energy graduate students, who love working with kids.
Bonus if you have experience with any of the following: tinkering,
engineering, sewing or childcare of elementary aged children. We especially
love teachers who can be role models for our girls.
How to apply: E-mail

Date Posted: August 21, 2015

San Francisco, CA

Organization: Family & Community Medicine UCSF
Position: Qualitative Research Assistant
Compensation: Stipend of $1000
If compensated, is there possibility of work-study? No
Address: UCSF/SFGH
Information about position:
How do patients make decisions about their health? And how do these decisions
occur when primary care clinicians and health coaches are involved? Over the
past two years, we have been exploring these questions and are now ready for
a UCSF student to join our team as we begin a new phase in the analysis.
We have video-recorded over 20 clinical visits plus stimulated recall
sessions with patients, clinicians and health coaches who independently
watched the recording of the visit and reflected on their thoughts, emotions
and behavior. Transcripts of the clinical visits and the stimulated recall
sessions will serve as the data set for analysis
This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in decision making
and qualitative research to help with the coding of these sessions. This
would involve assisting in developing the codes, coding the transcripts of
the recorded sessions, and participating in dissemination activities
(presentations and manuscripts). We anticipate beginning this phase of the
analysis in August. We are looking for a commitment of approximately 5-10
hours per week for 6 months, although this could be negotiated. We can offer
a stipend of $1000 and authorship on manuscripts and other dissemination

How to apply: If interested in learning more about the project and this
position, please contact Dr. George Saba at415-206-5785 or Dr. David Thom at

Date Posted: July 29, 2015