Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices. This position would work with the Vales + Tu Project; an injury prevention program among Latino Day Laborers.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research. Research activities may include some or all of the following: participant recruiting and screening, data collection, field interviewer recruiting and training, and field observations.
Assist in the translation of project materials and adapts documents into culturally appropriate Spanish resources.
Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
Monitors field outreach activities and supervises the work of the implementation team including interviewers, fidelity checkers, and promotores. Ensures sufficient inventory to support research projects.
Conducts literature reviews in Spanish and English, assist with survey development, and data coding and analysis.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department
As needed, coordinates meeting activities, takes meeting minutes, and prepares slide presentations. Supports project coordinator, research staff and other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high-quality results. Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.
Participates in manuscript preparation, assist in writing project reports, and conference presentations.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation, and codes.
May participate in continuing education programs, workshops, and seminars.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.
Spanish fluency. Good writing and communication skills in Spanish and English.
Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
Bachelor's degree in public health or the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work) or relevant experience in lieu of education.
One year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.
May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
Basic understanding of research methods and statistics and/or qualitative data analysis. Familiarity with the Latino Immigrant population, particularly, Latino Day Laborers.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215