The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate I - Research Associate I- Clinical and Behavioral Research Associate

Hiring department Medical School
Monthly salary $2,834+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-03-01-4216
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States, without employer sponsorship, on a full time basis for any employer. PLEASE NOTE: Funding for this position is subject to renewal. Please include a writing sample attached to your cover letter.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The purpose of this position is to assist with ongoing and new research projects in the Claborn lab at UT Austin. The Associate will coordinate clinical research programs in substance use disorders and infectious disease with a focus on HIV and Hepatitis C.

Essential Functions

Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Associate will work as part of a team of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate assistants to provide research assistance/support for research projects and will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the lab. Assist in design and data management specifics of new studies and forms; may assist with tabulating and reviewing data results for publication and reporting. Also assists in developing protocols, intervention plans and subject recruitment. Participates in interview, selection and evaluation of subordinate research staff. Coordinates work schedule, monitors adherence to procedures/protocols to ensure optimal patient participation rates, accurate data collection, timely follow up and the like. Assists in coordinating clinical research project, including regularly functioning as research assistant to perform related activities which may include: reviewing records, identifying participants meeting eligibility criteria, establishing and maintaining research records for study participants, reviewing medical records to abstract information, administering standardized tests and entering data into computerized database. Interact in an interdisciplinary setting and with people living with HIV and/or people who use drugs.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree and research experience in psychiatry, psychology, public health, social work, counseling or related discipline. Professional demeanor with tact and respect at all times. Ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various delicate, formal or urgent situations. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills. Demonstrated critical thinking skills and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work well with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, including the willingness and ability to train and oversee undergraduate and graduate students. Must be comfortable interacting in an interdisciplinary setting and interacting with people living with HIV and/or people who use drugs. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years of research experience in psychiatry, psychology, public health, social work, counseling or related discipline. Relevant laboratory experience in clinical research and/or mental/behavioral health field. Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis. Prior experience with peer-review manuscript preparation.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Actual schedule will be discussed during interview and will be variable with occasional weekend and holiday work potentially required. Hours will be based on need and determined by actual laboratory experimental scheduling.

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