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UT Health Research Assistant I - Brownsville Regional Campus in Brownsville, Texas

Research Assistant I - Brownsville Regional Campus

Brownsville, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210001JC

Department: School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt

Location: Brownsville, TX and surrounding areas

Position Summary:

Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices. This position will work closely wiht the Brownsville Research Unit, Camperaon County Hispanic Cohort and nested studies.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Patient recruiting and screening, check and document vital signs, perform interviews at patient’s home, traditional laboratory experiments and activities, process specimens, informatics, field interviewer recruiting, screening and training and/or animal laboratories.

  • Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities.

  • Collects research data, maintains accurate records to include notebooks, records, databases, correct data discrepancies, etc. as needed by the research project.

  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.

  • Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects. Ensures quality of reagents or other suppliers.

  • As needed, coordinate the work of laboratory technicians, support staff and other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results. Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.

  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.

  • May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • General knowledge of research fields.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • No years of experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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