Research Engineering Scientist Associate II, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School For Americans

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Research Engineering Scientist Associate II, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School University of Texas at Austin $40000 per year Austin, TX Fri, 23 Dec 2022 05:53:50 GMT

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Job Posting Title: Research Engineering Scientist Associate II, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School


Hiring Department: Department of Population Health


Position Open To: All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40


FLSA Status: Exempt


Earliest Start Date: Jan 02, 2023


Position Duration: Expected to Continue




Job Details:

General Notes

This position has a 1/2/2023 start date. It is a 2-year position with possibility of extension dependent on performance and funding.

The Texas PRIDE Health Collaborative at Dell Medical School is looking for two research associates with interests in LGBTQ+ health and/or suicide prevention to support our study Reach Out and Connect (ROC) Project aimed at preventing suicide in LGBTQ+ young adults in primary care settings in Texas. The study, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is a multisite study that includes 34 primary care sites across Texas. Under the direction of the Co-PI Dr. Phillip W. Schnarrs and the Clinical Research Manager, Research associates will primarily support data collection for the study in the form of study screenings and an interviewer-administered survey. Data will be collected virtually using Zoom, but research associates will need to be at the medical school when conducting study assessments. PCORI is focused on patient and stakeholder engagement in research and as such we have a robust engagement team and young adult advisory board who provide consultation on study procedures, protocols, and materials. In addition, this role will support training and engagement with our 34 primary care recruitment sites across the state. There may also be opportunities for analyzing qualitative and other study data. Some travel to study sites is required.


Support data collection for the study in the form of study screenings and an interviewer-administered survey.


Support data collection by conducting study screenings and assessments.

Support internal and external stakeholder engagement activities associated with Reach Out and Connect Project, under the direction of the study’s clinical research manager. Support training of 34 clinic recruitment sites across the state.

Under the supervision of the clinical research manager, support qualitative data analysis efforts associated with ROC Project. Support analysis of evaluation data related to patient and stakeholder engagement.

Assist with develop of presentations for research and meeting purposes, as well as create research products such as reports and manuscripts for publication.

Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in sociology, anthropology, psychology, public health, health education, community health, education or related field and 2 years of relevant research experience; or Master’s degree in sociology, anthropology, psychology, public health, health education, community health, education, educational psychology or related field. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the required experience. Experience working with and in-depth knowledge of LGBTQ+ health and/or young adults and individuals experiencing suicidal ideation. Experience working with individuals experiencing crises or distress. Experience using virtual communication technology (e.g., Zoom). Experience with survey data collection (e.g., REDCap) and analysis (e.g., Nvivo, SPSS) software. Experience with interviewer administered surveys.

Salary Range

$40,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

May work around standard office conditions.

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines.

Field work as necessary

Required Materials


3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility: Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



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The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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