Research Technician

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7102502 (Ref.No. ta221543)
Posted: June 14, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is an internationally recognized leader in the field of child maltreatment, prevention, and problematic sexual behaviors of youth. This position will involve research of OU’s National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth ( Responsibilities for this position include managing data coding, collaborating with the research team, assisting with manuscripts, opportunities for professional development, and provision of evidence-based practices of services for youth. This position is excellent for recent BA or MA graduates or persons applying to graduate school. The research technician provides assistance to research staff by collecting data, keeping records, conducting literature reviews and technical research, analyzing data, preparing reports, etc.


  • Data Collection.  Collects various forms of data pertaining to the research project or projects.  Reviews archived data, codes data, saves data, works with project coordinator to track cases and data. May involve data collection occurs virtually and in person, including in the home and community.
  • Record Keeping.  Keeps record of information obtained during research.  May include a database of information, hard files, etc. 
  • Literature Research.  Conducts research of the literature. 
  • Technical Research.  Conducts technical research or assists in social science research. 
  • Data Analysis.  Conducts analyses of research data. 
  • Report Preparation.  Prepares reports concerning the progress of the project, etc. 
  • Administrative Assistance.  Provides administrative assistance by answering phones, running miscellaneous errands, etc. 
  • As Needed.  Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.


Job Requirements


Education:  Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, or other health related field

Equivalency:  Will accept 48 months equivalent experience in lieu of the Bachelor's Degree


  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and regulations
  • Proficient with computers including data software and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to be detail oriented
  • Ability to collect and analyze data

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Standing for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity. Reaching, bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Environmental: Laboratory Environment. Exposure to chemicals, biohazardous materials, carcinogens, or other hazardous materials.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

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