Job Description

Extended Job Title
HSC Research Associate

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs specialized work in the planning, conducting and/or supervising of original research at TTUHSC. Responsible for participating in, planning, scheduling and/or supervising research projects and the interpretation of the results for publication. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Transcript, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
* Assures all research staff maintain a high quality of standards and perform proper job functions.
* Assess staffing needs for projects and hire and train research staff.
* Assist Investigators with research project development: Including preparation of human subjects’ applications and renewals. Development of research materials, study protocols and procedures.
* Manage primary data collection, develop study related databases assist with statistical analysis.
* Collect and maintain all study related documents and information for regulatory purposes.
* Assist with post award management including budget monitoring and preparation of progress reports.
* Coordinate and supervise grant proposal (rules and procedures) and implementation of ongoing projects.
* Maintains ethics and compliance standards including the completion of CITI training and the protection of human subjects.
* Assistance with writing and editing of proposals and manuscripts.
* Performs additional duties assigned by supervisor within the scope of position, following TTUHSC policies and procedures, in order to meet the goals and objectives of the department. 

Position Specific Qualifications:

* Must meet experience and educational requirements outlined in this position description questionnaire
* Must have excellent English grammar and spelling skills
* Must possess excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, be a team player, display flexibility, detailed oriented, and be reliable and punctual
* The ability to effectively present information, respond to questions, from patients and the general public with strong written and oral communication skills is required
* Knowledge of data organization and analysis software for storing, analyzing, and reporting qualitative and quantitative data
* Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment, and coordinate with colleagues at varying organizational levels
* Demonstrate ability to supervisor team members
* Good organizational, communication and supervisory skills

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual speaker (English/Spanish).  Experience in social, behavioral, medical, or health services research preferred.

HSC - El Paso

Family Medicine Elp Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Other Instructors


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Master's degree or specialized academic training beyond the Bachelor's level in a particular field of science or engineering equivalent to a Master's degree. One year research experience. Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.

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