Research Assistant II - Psych & Behavioral
Research Assistant II - Psych & Behavioral
Location: Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Requisition #: 240000BI
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100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
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Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
Resources for child and elder care
Plus many more!
Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.
The UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders is looking for a strong candidate with research experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to recruit, see subjects, and manage regulatory and scheduling aspects of an upcoming new study, the BD 2 Breakthrough Discoveries for Thriving with Bipolar Disorder. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of research experience beyond college/university student positions. This is a full-time, on-site position with a minimum two-year commitment, working in a fast-paced lab with a large group. The ideal candidate will be an independent problem-solver with GCP and IRB/IEC regulatory experience as well as strong communication skills. The position will focus on one upcoming longitudinal cohort study recruiting 100 adults with bipolar 1 disorder to follow up for five years, collecting both clinical and biological data, and collaborating with other institutions across the country.
UTHealth Houston Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB), 1941 East Road, Houston, TX 77054
John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center, 5615 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St., Houston, Texas 77021
Position Key Accountabilities:
Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, field interviewer recruiting, screening and training and/or animal laboratories.
Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities.
Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects. Ensures quality of reagents or other supplies.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department
As needed, coordinates 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, regulation and codes.
May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
One year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.
May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
Preferred EXPERIENCE: at least one year of experience with conducting research, including familiarity with IRB/IEC requirements, GCP documentation practices, basic wet lab skills, as well as both excellent interpersonal and communication skills. MUST be able to perform or willing to learn phlebotomy (drawing blood).
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.
UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
In addition, all UTHealthHoustonemployees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.
Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.