Overview

Posting Details

Job Title
Research Assistant

Requisition Number
RE35257

Working Title

Department Name
7H460:FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level
40

Salary Range
$15.00-24.02/hour

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

BS

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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification
None

Physical Requirements
May lift up to 25 lbs. on rare occasions

Shift
Primarily Monday – Friday 9am to 5:30pm, must be open to occasional evenings and weekends; We are able to provide allowances for some flex work and remote work.

Job Summary
The Healthier Futures Lab (HealthFuL), a research lab under the Department of Family and Community Medicine located at the Turfland Clinic in Lexington, KY, integrates cutting-edge behavioral science and behavioral economic concepts to better understanding how individuals can make better decisions for a healthier future. Led by Dr. Mikhail Koffarnus, HealthFuL is seeking a new research assistant to work primarily on a NIH-funded research project examining a remotely delivered experimental treatment for alcohol abuse as well as exploring decision-making processes relevant to substance use such as alcohol and nicotine. Our research assistant will support the HealthFuL team in the performance of various recruitment, technical, and data collection activities to achieve required study milestones and progress. These roles will serve as part of the research team working collaboratively and independently to collect and organize human subject data for grant-funded research projects. Laboratory and research support responsibilities range from entry- to advanced-level.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Ability to work on projects simultaneously; teamwork skills; professional, conscientious, strong oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and dependable. Experience or willingness to navigate systems such as Microsoft Office Suite, Qualtrics, RedCap, etc. History of working in research a plus. Must have a valid drivers license for recruitment and off-site enrollment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience
BA/BS in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or related field, and/or the equivalent level of training and experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply
09/25/2022

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.
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