Job Description

Extended Job Title
HSC Senior Research Associate- Salinas Lab

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs advanced, 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

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Organize and conduct research both independently and in collaboration with others under the direction of Senior Staff/Faculty.

Advise and mentor junior researchers on research methodology and quantitative data management or analysis.

Maintain accurate records of research undertakings.

Perform other duties as assigned by Center leadership.

Will prepare manuscripts, technical reports or posters reporting the research.

Co-writing original papers for publication in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals.

Assist in the preparation of grant applications; may manage funded grants.

Represent the Center of Emphasis and present research at conferences, speaking engagements, and events.


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
The Senior Research Associate position will plan, design, and conduct highly technical and complex research projects independently and in consultation with their supervisor, which will require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. They will contribute to the development of new research methodologies. Exercising considerable latitude in determining research objectives and approaches, they will identify, research, compile, and evaluate data sources, background information and/or technology related to the area of research. They will analyze and evaluate research data utilizing computers and provide interpretations of research results. Additionally, they will search literature, utilizing all available resources including electronic, regarding new methodology and design experiments accordingly; developing solutions to complex research problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. They will ensure solutions are consistent with research objectives.

The ideal candidate will have evidence of working and/or collaborating with community-based organization on health-related projects. Have evidence of experience in health education curriculum development and implementation. Basic knowledge of statistical software such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, or R. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

HSC - El Paso

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Required Attachments
Cover Letter, 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
Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) or specialized academic training beyond the Bachelor's level in a particular field of science or engineering equivalent to a Doctoral degree. Two years research experience; knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources and standards thereof.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

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