Posting Number: S003594
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Department: Child & Family Center:H0509
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides expertise in support of research projects in social science, behavioral science, or humanities,
including psychology, sociology, education, etc. Performs advanced testing procedures, data
collection, and analysis. Prepares reports. May work with human subjects and contribute to grant
Ensures experiments are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations to
changes in procedure, processes, or experimental design. May prepare and/or edit research papers,
proposals and reports.
Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of
specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of
assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leadership and management
Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments under control or supervisory responsibility. Recommends changes in testing or experimental procedures.
May be responsible for a single research project or a segment of a large research project.
Master's Degree with 3 years experience
Additional Posting Information:
The Researcher 3 will serve as an Outreach Specialist. The Outreach Specialist will be hired for the primary project. The Outreach Specialist will have skills that are complementary and will match the overall needs of the project. We anticipate having an Outreach Specialist who is familiar with the community in which the research will be conducted. This worker will be responsible for assisting in the recruiting, establishing and maintaining contact and relocation of subjects. In addition, the outreach specialist will assist in the collection of biological assessments (urinalysis). The Outreach Specialist will be trained in obtaining informed consent, recruiting, and retention.
This position is grant funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse. The University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program renewal (UHDARDP II) will develop and sustain the capacity of diverse faculty, including women and minorities, and other faculty and graduate students from UH, to conduct research on drug abuse. This will be accomplished through the development of a transdisciplinary infrastructure that focuses on treatment of heroin use among Mexican Americans. The research will have implications for drug abuse prevention, intervention, and service delivery and build upon the previous funded UHDARDP that only focused on aging Mexican American males.
The University of Houston is a Tobacco Free Campus.