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Research Assistant - JCOIN

Job Summary:

The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting IBR principal investigators by carrying out research activities according to established research protocols. This job is 10-29 hrs/week, temporary position, and requires the successful applicant reside in or near one of the geographic areas where research activities are being conducted in Texas (e.g.,Williamson, Travis, Bexar, Victoria, Nueces and Harris Counties) or Illinois (e.g., Cook, Sangamon, and St. Clair). This will be an annual position ending in August 2025, with the potential for renewal.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Assists IBR investigators by participating in field-based recruiting, data collection, and intervention activities for a research study.
2. Recruits research participants and administers informed consent procedures according to established research protocols.
3. Administers baseline and follow-up surveys and manualized sessions according to research protocol.
4. Schedules research participants for survey and manualized sessions according to established scheduling guidelines and sends reminders for appointments.
5. Maintains research logs and other project paperwork following protocol for protection and transmittal of data.
6. Follows established research protocols for protecting confidentiality of participants and data.
7. Communicates frequently with project staff at TCU about study process.
8. Communicates frequently with agency staff in accordance with study protocols and guidelines for protection of participant confidentiality.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice) or related field.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish.
• Experience or training in research activities.
• Experience or training in a behavioral health (e.g., psychology, counseling, social work), criminal justice, or child welfare-related field.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• MSW, LPC or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of basic research techniques.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge of clinical engagement techniques (e.g., motivational interviewing).
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
• Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to work independently.