Research Assistant

Location
Fort Worth, TX
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Number
5216

Job Title
Research Assistant

Department
Health Behavior & Health Systems - 303500

Quick Link
www.unthscjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59982

Shift
Day

Department Overview
The UNTHSC Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems' goal is to help students develop the expertise to effectively engage communities and health systems in improving policy, management, and public health practice. Our graduates assume positions in healthcare, business, human services, research, and academic settings. Our masters and doctoral programs are delivered by experienced faculty who use engaging, innovative teaching methods. HBHS faculty are also widely recognized for their impactful research. Their work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, National Science Foundation, and many other national, state and local agencies. Faculty are widely published in the areas of patient safety, disease control, health disparities and underserved populations, women's and children's health, participatory research, substance abuse prevention, and online/m-health interventions. HBHS faculty have received national and international awards for their work bridging teaching, research and practice.

Position Details
The Behavioral & Community Health Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to join our team.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
* Research Assistant will assist with a study serving clients in the community with mental health conditions.
* Employee will interview participants during their baseline and follow-up research visits.
* Interviews include computer-based self-report assessments, and some physiological measures (height, weight, cheek swab drug screen). Interviews may take 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the study visit.
* Since study questionnaires are completed on a laptop, the employee must be able to move easily through the systems, address any issues that may occur during the interview process, and enter all data accurately.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* At least 2 years of field experience interviewing people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
* A high degree of computer proficiency, with online data entry and management experience.
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
* Experience working in the field with people with chronic physical or mental health conditions.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis
Monthly

Job Type
Full-Time

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday

Application Types Accepted
Main Form

Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?
No

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?
No

Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?
No

Security Sensitive?
Yes

Require a valid Texas Driver's License?
Yes

Require a certification?
No


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Official Job Title
Research Assistant

Job Open Date


Job Category
Technical

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