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Research Assistant Senior

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Research Assistant Senior
Requisition Number RE11733
Working Title Community Researcher
Department Name 7P170:DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
Work Location Morehead, KY
Grade Level 41
Salary Range $14.77-23.63/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Travel between clinic sites and UK Campus, sitting for extended periods of time, some possible lifting less than 25 pounds.


Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Primarily days with additional hours, including some on weekends, if needed.

Job Summary

For this project, we are seeking to hire a full-time community researcher that will be primarily based in Morehead, Kentucky. Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) screening prospective participants for eligibility via phone, text and email. Scheduling interviews, focus groups and surveys, conducing in-person qualitative interviews with individuals who use opioids and a variety of community members living in the study area. Will conduct rapid HIV, HCV and syphilis testing (oral or finger stick) after becoming trained and state certified to conduct the testing in accordance with CDC guidelines. Will be responsible for transcribing qualitative interviews and will help Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator analyze data and present results. Will collaborate with Project Coordinator to ensure Community/Academic Partnerships (CAPs) are formed in a timely manner and meet quarterly as proposed. Attend CAP meetings and consult with Principal Investigators.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe PDF, written and oral communication, collaborative attitude, professionalism, dependability, flexible, detail-oriented, organization

Within 1 month of hire, person must complete Certification in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (i.e., CITI) and certification in HIV testing and counseling

Driver’s license highly preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Associate’s degree or higher highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply 09/27/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of professional experience do you have working within rural communities?
    • More than 0 years up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * How many years of professional experience do you have working with clients, patients, or participants who use drugs?
    • More than 0 years up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * The central functions of this position require travel throughout Eastern Kentucky. Are you able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * This position is located in Morehead, KY. Are you able to travel to or live near Morehead, KY for work?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe an example of your professional experience collecting information from clients, patients, or research participants in a one on one setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents