Research Assistant II - Behavioral Health Research Center - Albequerque, NM

Research Assistant II
Master's Degree
Behavioral Health Research Center - Albequerque, NM 87102 US (Primary)
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Administrative / Clerical
Job Type
PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health. For more information about PIRE go to

Position Summary

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) is an independent, nonprofit organization merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety and well-being of individuals, communities, and nations around the world. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at

We are searching for Part-Time Research Assistant II (16-20 hours per week) located in Albuquerque, NM to provide assistance with data collection for two ongoing NIH-funded research studies.  Travel around the State of New Mexico will be required, minimal overnight. 

Job Requirements
  • Have a current NM driver’s license and access to transportation

  • Excellent attention to details

  • Excellent organizational and communication (including writing) skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a data collection team

  • Ability to work comfortably with LGBTI youth; School officials; Tribal Organizations and American Indian Populations

  • M.A. or equivalent degree;  or currently working on a Degree in the social sciences, or a relevant discipline; or minimum of one year of experience in behavioral-health-related research

  • Experience working with SGM youth or American Indian Populations preferred

  • Qualitative Interview experience preferred

Some Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct field data collection according to established protocols and timelines (individual interviews and focus groups)
  • Data Entry and data cleaning; Office products and NVivo qualitative software
  • Assist in preparing manuscripts and project reports; Conducting literature reviews
  • Participate in monthly project status meetings Coordinate with team members concerning assignments and scheduling


Exemption Type

PIRE is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer 
PIRE is a diverse community devoted to the promotion and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender or physical ability or veteran status. PIRE is committed to employ, and advance in employment, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

PIRE's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 
 PIRE will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact Human Resources by email at 

Pay Transparency Policy 

EEO is the Law 

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