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Research Assistant Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Research Assistant Senior
Requisition Number RE25200
Working Title Community Researcher
Department Name 7P170:DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
Work Location Morehead, KY
Grade Level 41
Salary Range $14.99-23.98/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
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, primarily days with additional hours, including some on weekends, if needed.

Job Summary

For this project, we are seeking to hire a part-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 collaborate with Project Coordinator to ensure Community/Academic Partnerships (CAPs) 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
Deadline to Apply 11/19/2020
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.

Posted: 2020-11-09 Expires: 2020-12-09

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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