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Research Assistant - CIRCA

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
1013 East 66th Place Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74136 United States

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Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Research Assistant - CIRCA

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:

Tulsa - Center for Health Sciences/OSU Medicine


Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Location Address:

1013 East 66th Place
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74136
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

17.50 - 19.65, Hourly

Work Schedule:

Typically 8 hours/day; 5 days/week; some evenings and weekends required

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Research Assistant for the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA)

This position is 100% grant funded.


· Will collect data for the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA) under the supervision of CIRCA leadership
· Assist research teams in baseline data collection, coordinating scheduling and staffing for assessment appointments
· Performs structured interviews and Timeline Followback
· Collect neurocognitive assessments
· Assists in the collection and processing of biological samples from research participants, including but not limited to blood, saliva, nail clippings, hair clippings, and microbiome samples
· Performs chemical, physical, or biological tests and supports scientific investigators in research projects. Operates laboratory equipment, to include but not limited to centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters. Performs laboratory tests according to standardized procedures, records and reports results
· Records and analyzes data. Calculates test results, logs, and reports results to the supervisor
· Assesses laboratory needs, inventories supplies, and orders and stocks supplies and orders equipment
· Establishes and maintains an inventory control system for supplies and equipment and ensures that work orders for lab maintenance are placed in a timely and efficient manner
· Serves a key role in the facilitation between researcher teams, laboratory personnel, and CIRCA leadership to continuously enhance and develop cross-functional research interactions and opportunities. May work as a senior level expert in a laboratory. Assists with planning, developing, and managing projects in support of departmental research missions
· Provides to management a summary of progress, risk of all projects, results, and queries related to laboratory performance
· Work as a key team member within the OSU Biomedical Imaging Center, and CIRCA, and an ‘extended team’ member in the labs of research faculty affiliated with the Hardesty Center
· This position will require someone who is self-directed, and excited about constantly tackling new challenges and learning new skillsEnvironmental Hazards:Typical office environment.Physical Requirements:Ability to lift and carry 8-10 pounds, stoop, reach, stand,walk, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions withor without reasonable accommodations. (If you are viewing this job posting outside of theactual OSU job application website, please go to to applyand submit a resume.)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Required:· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
· Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills in English
Preferred:· Experience collecting human psychometric data
· Experience working with biological samples (e.g., blood, saliva, hair, etc.)

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Working at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Our mission is to educate, train, and prepare tomorrow’s health leaders, practitioners and scientists to serve rural and under served Oklahoma. OSU-CHS also consists of the OSU Medicine clinics, where we provide vital patient care to Tulsa and surrounding communities.

About Us

Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences was founded in 1972 and is home to the College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as graduate programs in forensics, biomedicine, healthcare and athletic training.   Our core business is education; and it takes more than 500 faculty and staff members to run our institution.  Our mission is to educate and train osteopathic physicians, research scientists and other healthcare professionals with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahomans.  We offer more than 10 different specialty clinics to care for patients in the area. 

Our Culture

We are committed to the principles of truth and honesty and we will be equitable, ethical, and professional.  We seek excellence in all our endeavors and are committed to continuous improvement.   We believe that serving others is a noble and worthy endeavor.  We respect others and value diversity of opinions, freedom of expression, and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.   We are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of our resources. We accept the responsibility of the public's trust and are accountable for our actions.  We believe in ethical and scholarly questioning in an environment that respects the rights of all to freely pursue knowledge.

Our Jobs

Below is a sample of the kinds of jobs we offer at OSU-CHS:

  • Nurses and Medical Assistants
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Building Engineers
  • Physicians
  • Patient Service Reps
  • Network Administrators
  • Faculty positions

Our Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Employer-paid retirement plan
  • Employer-Paid Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Spending Accounts
  • Long-term disability
  • Generous vacation/sick time accruals
  • 100% Tuition waiver for dependent children after 2 years of employment
  • And more!

Our Service Excellence Philosophy

Our Service Excellence Philosophy

We enrich lives by providing compassionate care and amazing service to every life we touch!


Our Service Standards

  1. Safety
  2. Courtesy
  3. Presentation
  4. Efficiency
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