Research Technician - HPRC at University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted in Management 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

POSITION INFORMATION: Works as a Health Promotion Research Center team member on multiple ongoing research studies. Serves as the first point of contact for participants at HPRC. Primary Duties include completing participant referrals, screening applicants, data collection, record keeping, data analyses, and report preparation. Research studies include multiple NIH funded and pilot randomized controlled trials focused on health behavior change (e.g., smoking cessation, alcohol use reduction/cessation, marijuana use reduction/cessation). There are ample opportunities to be included on research publications.



  1. Data Collection.  Completes informed consent procedures with study participants. Collects various forms of data (e.g., in person questionnaires, smartphone based questionnaires) pertaining to smartphone and tablet based research projects.

  2. Record Keeping.  Meticulously follows study protocols. Maintains clear, concise, and consistent logs of reported issues and work performed.  

  3. Literature Research.  Conducts literature reviews for planned and ongoing studies. 

  4. Data Analysis.  Works with team Biostatisticians to conduct data analyses. Discusses data analyses with principal investigator.

  5. Report Preparation.  Prepares various reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content that may be submitted for publication. 

  6. Collaboration.  Collaborates with research team members.

  7. Material Presentation.  Presents study updates and other research materials to the principal investigator, other team members, and at local and national conferences. 

  8. As Needed.  Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science, Chemistry, Health & Wellness, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or other Health or Research related field.


Equivalent/ Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of equivalent experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, or an Associate’s Degree plus 24 months research experience.



  • Pays close attention to detail.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Outlook, and Excel.

  • Excellent typing skills.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. 


Department Preferences: 

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or other Health related field.

  • Ability to perform basic data analysis.

  • Knowledge and experience in research methods including clinical trial data collection procedures and IRB processes.