UT Health Research Assistant I - Childhood Trauma Research Network in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Research Assistant I - Childhood Trauma Research Network
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210002NQ
UTHealth Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is hiring a Research Assistant I to support the Childhood Trauma Research Network . As part of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) Research Initiative, the Childhood Trauma Research Network is instrumental in realizing the objectives of the TCMHCC Research Initiative with respect to the profound impact of trauma upon the well-being of children in Texas.
In this position the Research Assistant will work to support research projects through in person, phone and telehealth platforms. Key accountabilities include but are not limited to interviewing children and their families, conducting follow-up call with participants, maintain a schedule designed to identify participants for longitudinal data collection and requiring participants from health settings, including pediatric emergency departments.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education . Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Hours: Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm
Office: Behavioral and Biomedical Services @ 1941 East Road
Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. 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.
May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.
Orders laboratory and/or other supplies as directed by senior research staff.
As needed, may coordinate the work of laboratory technicians and assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General knowledge of research fields.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
No years of experience.
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.
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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