RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I (Human Genetics) Temporary

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

United States

May 28, 2022

Description

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SRGV5827

Working Title RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I (Human Genetics) Temporary Number of Vacancies 1 Location San Antonio, Texas Department School of Medicine / Human Genetics FTE 1.0 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

N/A

Licenses/Certifications

None.

Required Experience

No minimum experience required.

Preferred Experience

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

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 04/18/2022 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

Posting Detail Information

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 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.

Quick Link https: // careers.utrgv.edu/postings/33551

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  • Are you a current UTRGV employee?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
  • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  • Please select your highest level of completed education.
  • 6th grade education
  • 10th grade education
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
  • Masters Degree from an accredited university
  • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
  • None of the above
  • Please provide the field of study for your education:
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  • Please indicate the number of years of work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
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  • 1 year
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  • 3 years
  • 4 years
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  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
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  • Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
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  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Certifications and Licenses
  • Training Certificates
  • Other Document
  • List of 3 References
  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
  • Letter of Interest
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Additional Document
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