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The TSET Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) of the NCI Designated Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking applications for Research Staff.

Open Positions

Research Biostatistician

Up to $60,400 based on experience. There are many opportunities for professional development, including conference attendance and professional statistical trainings.


  1. Provide statistical support on multiple federally funded and pilot studies that use smartphone-based ecological momentary assessments and just-in-time adaptive interventions to address smoking cessation, cannabis cessation/reduction, alcohol cessation/reduction, best practices for ecological momentary assessment, anxiety and depression, and cancer. See active studies here.

  2. Work with Dr. Businelle and 5 current post-doctoral fellows in analyzing data, and designing and submitting research studies to funding agencies.

  3. Assist in writing up research results publication. The Businelle lab produces ~25 peer-reviewed 
    publications each year.

  4. Develops research instruments.

  5. Collaborates with managers and principal investigators to align statistical analysis plans with data collection procedures and forms. 

  6. Oversees the collection of data and data entry.

  7. Determines timelines or technical objectives for the research study.

  8. Performs calculations, generates randomization schema, and prepares statistical data for research protocols and manuscripts.

  9. Analyzes large amounts of data and assists in the interpretation of such data. 

  10. Prepares manuscripts and reports, and assists in the publication of research.

  11. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Candidates must have a Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, quantitative psychology, or related field and 12 months of experience in conducting collaborative research. Experience with intensive longitudinal data analysis, multilevel modeling, power analysis, and handling missing data is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Preferred experience with large datasets (e.g., using multilevel models to analyze ecological momentary assessment data).

If you're interested in these positions, please start by emailing Dr. Krista Kezbers at You can also apply directly online at using the Job Number: 231511. We will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Alternatively, email Professor Michael Businelle at This email should include a cover letter outlining your research interests and expertise, along with your complete curriculum vitae. 

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For more Information go to

Senior Staff Research Assistant


The Senior Staff Research Assistant will work with Dr. Michael Businelle on multiple ongoing nationally funded research studies that utilize smartphones and sensors (e.g., mobile carbon monoxide monitor, GPS) to collect data and automatically intervene to reduce unhealthy behaviors (e.g., smoking, at-risk drinking) and stress/depression in real-time (see recent studies) Dr. Businelle is the Co-director of the HPRC and Director of the SCC mHealth Shared Resource. View information about the HPRC here.


This position works as a TSET Health Promotion Research Center team member on multiple ongoing research studies that use smartphones, tablets, and sensors (e.g., mobile carbon monoxide monitor, GPS) to collect data and automatically intervene to reduce unhealthy behaviors in real-time. The Senior Staff Research Assistant will work closely with the Senior Program Manager to oversee and delegate research activities, manage participant payments, and create smartphone apps. Duties also include data collection, record keeping, data analyses, and report preparation. Research studies include multiple NIH funded and pilot randomized controlled trials focused on health behavior change (e.g., smoking cessation, alcohol use reduction/cessation, marijuana use reduction/cessation). There are ample opportunities to be included on research publications.

Please email Dr. Krista Kezbers if you are interested in these positions (

or apply online at (Job Number: 223384).


Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The University of Oklahoma is an EO/AA Institution Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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