Job Description

HS Research Tech 3

Requisition IDreq8998
Working TitleHS Research Tech 3
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The Division of Endocrinology, within the Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking a term Research Tech 3 to assist with the GRADE Type 2 diabetes research study. This is a highly demanding position that requires clinic experience, fluency in Spanish, attention to detail, ability to work independently, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize. The chosen applicant will work as part of a research team to retain study participants for a 7-year study. In addition, this employee will be responsible for working closely with clinical and administrative staff in a research setting, and be responsible for conducting clinic visit assessments, performing phlebotomy, IV's, sample processing and shipping, administering questionnaires, and tracking patients between study visits. The Research Tech 3 will work with confidential data and sensitive health information, and directly with patients, their primary care physicians, and clinic staff. This protocol includes both English and Spanish speaking subjects. The employee will be required to have excellent clinic skills, experience with documentation, and teamwork skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Independently conduct clinic assessments to include anthropometric measurements and vitals.

2.Independently administer neurocognitive questionnaires.

3.Enter study data into MIDAS data entry system, and miscellaneous office duties.

4.Independently allocate study supplies and maintain site inventory.

5.Skilled in performing phlebotomy, sample processing, and shipping.

The Department of Internal Medicine is a large, progressive department with a diverse staff working in dedicated teams to provide quality work in an organized, effective and efficient manner through innovation, training, and education. Through our collaborative work effort, we support the faculty and enhance the missions of the department, school, Health Sciences Center and University.

Notice: Funding available through 7/31/2020; continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications,

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • For individual positions in which driving is a job requirement, a valid NM driver's license and valid UNM driver's permit will be required.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Annual TB testing may be required if working in a patient care area.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience working in a clinic setting with patients/participants and performing clinic assessments
  • Prior experience with phlebotomy, IV's, sample collection, processing, and shipping.
  • Experience with data entry and miscellaneous office duties.
  • Experience administering questionnaires in English and Spanish.
  • Fluent in Spanish (ability to read, write, and speak Spanish).
  • Candidate must have shipping certification or obtain within one month of hire date.
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentIM Endocrinology (852E)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date07/31/2020
Pay13.62- $20.43
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date5/23/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application includes:

1)Cover Letter detailing your directly related experience


Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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