Open Position

The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) of the NCI Designated Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City is recruiting a research technician who aspires to be a team member on research studies involving mobile health (mHealth), tobacco cessation, cancer prevention, and health disparities.


Interested candidates should apply here: Research Technician Position

The research technician will work on multiple ongoing research studies that utilize smartphones and sensors (e.g., mobile carbon monoxide monitor, GPS, Bluetooth pill bottle cap) to collect data and automatically intervene to reduce unhealthy behaviors (e.g., smoking, at-risk drinking) in real-time. Research studies include multiple NIH funded and pilot randomized controlled trials (see our current research projects) 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. 


  1. Data Collection.  Completes informed consent procedures with study participants. Collects various forms of data (e.g., in person questionnaires, smartphone based questionnaires) pertaining to smartphone and tablet based research projects. 

  2. Record Keeping.  Meticulously follows study protocols. Maintains clear, concise, and consistent logs of reported issues and work performed.  

  3. Literature Research.  Conducts literature reviews for planned and ongoing studies. 

  4.  Data Analysis.  Works with team Biostatisticians to conduct data analyses. Discusses data analyses with principal investigator.

  5.  Report Preparation.  Prepares various reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content that may be submitted for publication. 

  6.  Collaboration.  Collaborates with research team members.

  7.  Material Presentation.  Presents study updates and other research materials to the principal investigator, other team members, and at local and national conferences. 

  8.  As Needed.  Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or other Health related field.

Equivalent/ Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of equivalent experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate’s Degree plus 24 months research experience

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.