Job Description

Research Scientist 1

Requisition IDreq6965
Working TitleResearch Scientist 1
Position Grade11
Position SummaryUnder minimal supervision, uses fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of
particular field of specialization to perform routine scientific research tasks
requiring application of established techniques, procedures, and criteria.

This is a grant funded term position. Current funding is available until 31 May 2019.
Position requires working independently in a medical clinic to recruit adult
research participants (including people with alcohol problems and pregnant
women with substance use problems), administer informed consent, administer
baseline assessment measures, and collect follow-up assessment measures from
research participants; independent coordination with graduate and undergraduate
research assistants is also required. Position requires the ability to conduct
assessments, run MRI scans/psychophysiological assessments, interact with the
IRB, write reports, supervise volunteer staff, and oversee day-to-day aspects
of the project. Applicants do not need to have prior experience in all of these areas.

This 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 Prospective Employee page for a more
complete explanation of UNM benefits.


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; no previous experience required.

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

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, biology, or related area

Experience in health care or research setting

Strong interpersonal skills

Prior experience in as many of the areas listed in the summary as possible

Evidence of attention to detail

Organizational skills

Experience with SPSS, SAS, R, matlab, and/or excel

Additional RequirementsMedically able to work in an MRI environmentAbility to travel independently and efficiently within the Albuquerque metro areaAble to work with pregnant women with substance use disorders
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCASAA Clinical Research (028C)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date05/31/2019
StatusExempt
Pay$2596.53 - $3894.80 Monthly
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 Date11/16/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attach a resume and cover letter

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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