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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I (Human Genetics) Temporary

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I (Human Genetics) Temporary

Posting Number: SRGV5993
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / 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 research projects. May supervise the work of others. Participate in the recruitment activities of family studies of complex diseases such as diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease, and aging-related neurobiological disorders, funded by NIH and/or other relevant federal and private agencies.

Description of Duties:
• Perform standard study participant recruitment activities, such as making telephone calls, visiting addresses on file of study participants/relatives, and searching online
public databases for possible newer contact information.

• Explain all necessary information about the study to participants; resolve issues regarding eligibility of study participation and incentives; help with other activities such
as laboratory results letters.

• Maintain communication regarding recruitment goals and data with study lab team through daily interactions and regular lab meetings.

• Maintain spreadsheet files with study participant data that includes schedules, cancellations, and re-schedules. Also perform data entry of new information obtained via
recruitment or clinic visits. Some review of data quality will be needed before data analysis.

• Assistance with lab-related research activities as needed, including transporting biological samples from the clinic site to on-site and off-site laboratories, processing of
biological samples, and entering required laboratory data.

• Collects, compiles, and analyzes research data.

• Prepares, collects, evaluates, and verifies samples and supporting records for experiments.

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

• Prepares or assists with preparing reports of 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:


Required Experience:
No minimum experience required.

Preferred Experience:
Experience recruiting for participation in medical-related studies; proficiency in writing in Spanish.

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.

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: 07/05/2022
Grant Funded Position: No
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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 its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

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 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.

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