Posting Number SRGV4689
Working Title RESEARCH ASSOCIATE III
Number of Vacancies 2
Location Harlingen, Texas
Department School of Medicine / Neuroscience
Scope of Job
Under general supervision and with significant latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgment, performs complex specialized research
work. Conducts research on segments or phases of comprehensive research
projects. Responsible for supervision of other research personnel.
Description of Duties
• Independently conducts, monitors and analyzes research projects under some
guidance from Principal Investigators.
• Responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and administering
• Responsible for formulating research objectives, programs, and priorities in
consultation with the Principal Investigator.
• May design and create computer programs for research applications.
• May prepare research budget estimates, maintain cost accounting records of
project expenditures, and prepare monthly budget reports.
• Complies with all Federal and State regulations, and University policies.
• May have supervisory responsibilities for junior staff and students.
• Installs, operates, and maintains research equipment.
• Conducts data gathering interviews for screening of all potential study
participants, by reviewing the records of potential participants referred to
the project by their treatment team, and interviewing all referrals to obtain
relevant psychological history and to review inclusion and exclusion criteria
for the studies.
• Completes the study baseline and follow-up visits procedures and assessments
as per studies protocols, monitors laboratory safety reports and medication
compliance, communicates information regarding serious or potentially serious
adverse events to the Project Manager and/or physician in charge/Principal
• Prepares accurate data collection sheets, to include, but not limited to,
dosing regimens, medication log, specimen logs, and any other study
• Monitors study subjects and documents all adverse events and presents to the
study physicians and study principal investigator.
• Coordinates technical support services for the study teams as needed,
helping to assure successful study completion.
• Maintains a solid working alliance with all subjects to enhance retention in
• Documents findings as required by study procedures in compliance with all
regulatory authorities and good clinical practice guidelines and assists in
obtaining regulatory approval.
• Facilitates contact for referral to a higher level of care for subjects in
study who require additional services.
• Coordinates referral requests to follow-up care or back to original
treatment team after study participation when applicable.
• Functions as a member of multi-disciplinary treatment team and works with
internal and external ancillary and support services such as Pharmacy Service,
Training Team and Laboratory staff, etc..
• Completes all data corrections in timely manner.
• Adheres to good clinical practice guidelines.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's
policies and applicable laws while supervising student employees and offering
guidance to junior Research Associates.
Master's Degree from an accredited University in Psychology or an applicable
• Three (3) years of relevant experience with a Master's degree from and
accredited University in an applicable discipline, or
• Five (5) years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree from an
accredited University in an applicable discipline.
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
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.
Employment Category Full-Time
Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date 10/12/2020
Grant Funded Position Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 05/31/2022
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
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
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.
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/25975
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Are you a current UTRGV employee?
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:
(Open Ended Question)
Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
Less than 1 year
Over 10 years
Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Reference Letter 1
Reference Letter 2
Reference Letter 3
Certifications and Licenses
List of 3 References
Unofficial Transcripts 2
Unofficial Transcripts 3
Letter of Interest
Unofficial Graduate Transcripts