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Research Assistant - BMED Lab

Rice University
Houston, TX 77002
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Position Summary

The research assistant will be responsible for collecting data related to research protocols in the Biobehavioral Mechanisms Explaining Disparities (BMED) Lab. Under the guidance of the lab manager and/or project coordinator, s/he will assist with running participant visits, and maintain study material, individual participant files, and standard operating procedures for the research projects. The research assistant will handle sensitive and confidential information which must be secured and s/he must be able to ensure private information of study participants remains confidential. This is a one-year term limited position with the possibility of extension based upon need and available funding.

The ideal candidate will have just completed their bachelor's degree or be in the process of completing their degree in psychological sciences or related field of study.


$15.00 to $17.00 per hour

Essential Functions

  • Run participant study visits
  • Recruit and screen potential study participants
  • Performs specific research techniques as required
  • Help maintain database
  • Interacts and takes direction with/from laboratory manager to ensure adequate preparation and supplies are available for study visits
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Skills Required
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Detail oriented and good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, meet deadlines, analytical and organization skills
  • Good knowledge or Microsoft Office Suite as well as proprietary databases

Required Qualifications
  • HS diploma

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or working on a Bachelor's degree
  • Related psychological laboratory and/or research experience

Skills Preferred
  • Able to keep sensitive and confidential information private

Physical Demands
  • Requires working at a computer for extended periods of time (up to eight hours per day)

Working Conditions
  • Working hours are negotiated between laboratory and research assistant

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Current Rice University COVID policies, which include vaccination, face mask, testing, gatherings, occupancy limits, and travel policies can be found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/policies

About Us

Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.

Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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