Looking for a Research Assistant for our Thriving Organization!

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) is recruiting mission driven, compassionate, and patient-centered employees to join our team. Our core values of professionalism, integrity, culture, and respect are what drives our organization to attain the best healthcare outcomes for our patients.

Our Philosophy

At Indian Health Council, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge to achieve their healthcare goals. We strive to treat the whole person using a multifaceted approach to include physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing.


About Us

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the nine American Indian reservations in North Inland San Diego County:

·         Fully accredited as an ambulatory health care center by AAAHC

·         Patient Centered Care:  Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Social Services

·         Research focused:  Community Based Participatory grant funded research programs; we are the only Native American  Research Center of Health (NARCH) on the west coast.

·         Slogan: “Empowering Native Wellness”

About the Position

Schedule:  Part-time, 3 days/week

Pay:  $15.83 – $22.30 per hour depending on experience

The Research Assistant is part of the Research & Student Development department.  This department works on grant funded projects that address issues affecting the health of our American Indian patient population.

The Research Assistant will work under the direction of the Tobacco Prevention Project Coordinator to assess the effectiveness of combining clinic-based tobacco cessation treatment with environmental prevention strategies with the end goal of reducing availability of and exposure to commercial nicotine products aimed at youth.  The target population is our 9-member Tribal Consortium in North Inland San Diego County.

The tasks may involve data collection, management, analysis, and synthesis. Duties will include, but not be limited to, assisting with the completion of daily research activities, recruiting, and enrolling participants, completing informed consent, administering surveys, conducting interviews, entering and checking data in excel, maintaining data logs, attending community events, and attending team meetings as scheduled.


Driving is required occasionally for this position.  Must be comfortable and familiar with driving around our service area.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·         Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in a college program with research experience.

·         Community participatory research experience in tribal communities is preferred.


Certificates, Licenses and Regulations

·         A valid California driver’s license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

·         Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.

·         Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.

·         Must pass criminal background check.


  • Knowledge of community and resources as it relates to position.
  • Well-organized person of mature judgment possessing good communications skills.
  • Skilled in reviewing literature and developing publications for scientific journals.
  • Ability to interpret and translate grant goals and objectives into effective services for the community.
  • Ability to work effectively with team members.
  • Ability to identify problems, use good judgment and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to establish priorities and coordinate work activities.



·         Microsoft Office 365 (Email, Word, Excel, Power Point), Microsoft Teams (messaging, virtual meetings, file sharing) and Share Point.

·         Utilization of Relias Learning, ADP and PolicyTech


Tagged as: community based participatory research, tobacco prevention

About Indian Health Council, Inc.

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) established in 1970, is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel Reservation, IHC provides a full spectrum of on-site and outreach services and programs to the North San Diego County reservations of Inaja-Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel.


Our Mission
Continually nurture a balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Our Vision

To ensure the integrity of an environment that is one with nature's element, community, traditions, and values that promote health and wellness for the future generations.