Job Description

Research Scientist 1

Requisition IDreq8660
Working TitleResearch Scientist 1
Position Grade11
Position Summary

This is a grant funded term position. Current funding is available until 31 May 2020 and is typically renewed annually.

Position requires working independently to recruit adult research participants (including people with alcohol problems), administer informed consent, administer baseline assessment measures, and collect follow-up assessments with research participants. Independent coordination with graduate and undergraduate students is also required. The person hired for this position will need to conduct assessments, assist with MRI scans/psycho-physiological 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.

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 (by the job start date) in psychology or related area
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in health care or research setting
  • Prior experience in as many of the areas listed in the request for a cover letter as possible
  • Experience with SPSS, SAS, R, matlab, and/or excel
  • Experience with neuroimaging or similar techniques

Ability to travel independently and efficiently within the Albuquerque metro area and work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and evenings,??

Additional RequirementsOfficial transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.Medically able to work in an MRI environment, Able to travel independently and efficiently within the Albuquerque metro area, Comfortable working with people with substance use disorders
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCASAA Clinical Research (028C)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date05/31/2020
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 Date5/6/2019
Application InstructionsPlease attach: (1) Resume or CV (please describe education background including GPA, previous employment or similar experiences, and skills)(2) Three or more References indicating your relationship to them(3) A standard cover letter that also addresses the following items:(a) Any experience with recruiting, screening, or assessing human research participants, or with other types of research data; (b) Any human research or health care experience you have and/or working knowledge of psychological research techniques;(c) Your experience, if any, working with neuroimaging such as fMRI;(d) Your experience, if any, with jobs that require a lot of attention to detail and organizational skills and/or with excel or SPSS spreadsheets

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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