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Field Research Assistant

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 9/28/2017
Job Reference #: 1557
Keywords: research

Job Description

Field Research Assistant

Requisition IDreq1557
Working TitleField Research Assistant
Position Grade06
Position Summary Notice: Funding available through 9/29/17; continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications, http://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/3000/3200.html

The Division of Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Preventive Medicine, within the Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking a part-time Research Assistant to play a key role in an CDC-funded cooperative agreement examining the incidence and prevalence of hepatitis C among the under-30 population in non-urban areas of New Mexico. This position will travel to field sites and conduct research activities, including Hepatitis C counseling and testing, connecting participants with resources for HCV prevention and education and drug abuse prevention and treatment, street and community-based outreach, maintaining participant tracking databases, recruitment and retention activities, including managing study calendars and phone call reminders. The majority of the work will be at field sites around New Mexico, primarily day-trips, with occasional over-night trips. This position will be required to drive a study van from Albuquerque to and from the study sites.

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.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year 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
  • Experience working in community settings with people who are affected by substance use disorders
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary clinic or research setting
  • Trained to provide HIV/HCV rapid testing and counseling
  • Experience with street-based outreach among hard to reach populations
  • Phlebotomy experience
  • Spanish speaking
Additional RequirementsThe majority of the work will be at field sites around New Mexico, primarily day-trips, with occasional over-night trips. This position will be required to drive a study van from Albuquerque to and from the study sites.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentIM Div of Epidemiology (851H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Part-Time
Term End Date9/29/17
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$9.96/hr-$13.95/hr DOE
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 Date8/14/2017
Application InstructionsPlease attach resume and Cover Letter. In your cover letter, detail your directly related experience and how it aligns with the preferences noted on the posting.


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