RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I (Open Rank)

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I (Open Rank)

Posting Number: SRGV4539
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Office of Human Genetics
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
Under the moderate supervision and with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, performs routine social and behavioral Alzheimer's research projects, including project monitoring and assessment, data-gathering interviews/test, and community engagement to return research results. May supervise the work of others.


Description of Duties:
• Conducts, compiles, and analyzes social and behavioral research projects and data.

• Conducts data-gathering interviews / tests for Alzheimer’s research study.

• Prepares, collects, evaluates, and verifies data and supporting records for social and behavioral research.

• Uses statistical methods and relational databases to analyze data sets.

• Prepares or assists with preparing reports of Alzheimer’s research findings.

• Assists with planning, developing, coordinating, and administering research projects.

• May assist in designing and creating computer programs for research applications.

• Operates and maintains equipment and automated systems.

•May train users on the operation and data management of research equipment.

• Maintains inventory of research related material.

• Complies with all State and University policies.

• Other duties may be assigned.


Supervision Received:
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
May carry out limited responsibilities in accordance with the project objectives, policies and applicable laws guidance for student employees.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in an applicable discipline.

Preferred Education:
N/A

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
No minimum experience required.


Preferred Experience:
N/A


Equipment:
Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis, of measurement, testing, and evaluation, and of research methods, principles, techniques, and philosophies. Skilled in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and in using computers, software, and statistical tools and programs. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee research projects, evaluate research data, ensure the development of measuring instruments with respect to reliability, relevance, and validity, interpret and publish research findings, and communicate effectively. Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.


Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Other:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. This position is designed for full-time employees. May work some evenings and/or weekends.


Physical Capabilities:
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 07/24/2020
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 06/30/2023

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.


Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.


To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/26406

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