Research Assistant III - Project HOMES - Austin, TX at UTHealth in Austin, Texas

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:


Department: School of Public Health- Austin Regional Campus

Location: Austin, TX

Position Type: Full Time / Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Conducts and executes complex scientific experiments and research endeavors and interprets the results.This position would support Project HOMES (Housing for MAT Opioid Expanded Services).

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Plans and implements research activities according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, scheduling and conducting interview and field observations, data entry, and community outreach.
  • Makes independent decisions as required, which may impact research team or assigned project.
  • Maintains accurate and timely records which may include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
  • As needed, may coordinate the interviews and other researchers to ensure efficient, timely and high quality data collection
  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department. Participates in continuing education programs, seminars, and workshops.
  • Must be comfortable conducting outreach and working in the community setting.
  • May provide updates to P.I. regarding research progress.
  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Certification/Skills:

    Advanced knowledge of concepts of research field assigned.

    Minimum Education:

    Bachelor's degree in appropriate field of science or relevant experience in lieu of education.

    Minimum Experience:

    Two (2) years of related experience in a research setting.
    May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

    Preferred Experience:

    Familiarity with the substance use recovery community.

    Experience with community organizations and outreach programs.

    Abillity to speak, read, write in Spanish highly preferred.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects. This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

    Security Sensitive:

    This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215