Research Assistant-Behavior and Child Development Lab

Edinburg, TX
Aug 16, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Assistantship TitleResearch AssistantJob Class Code00095FLSAExemptMinimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School
2. Be in good academic standing
3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fall
semester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during the
summer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

Posting NumberA0241Working TitleResearch Assistant-Behavior and Child Development LabLocationEdinburg, Texas CollegeCollege of Liberal ArtsDepartmentCollege of Liberal Arts / Psychological ScienceDivisionDivision of Academic AffairsFTE.25Scope of Job

1. Complete training on the Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research.
2. Conduct research/database searchers for articles and resources relevant to the research topic (i.e., epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders; validation of screening instruments, etc.)
3. Attend regular team meetings.
4. Assist in project development.
5. Participate in data collection, entry, and analysis. Data collection might involve testing children and interviewing caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities.
6. Use programs (e.g., Excel, SPSS) to analyze data and create graphs.
7. Interested applicants must be willing to make at least a 2-semester commitment.

Maximum appointment is limited to twenty (10) hours per week (25% FTE) during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Seeking a motivated graduate research assistant to assist with research projects that are presently being conducted in the Behavioral and Child Development Lab on the Edinburg Campus. This RA position is ideal for a graduate student who is interested in gaining experience in neurodevelopmental disorders research.

Preferred QualificationsSalary Commensurate with experience.Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date09/01/2019EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Open Date08/14/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

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    1. Unofficial Transcripts
    2. Resume
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae

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