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UT Health Research Assistant II - Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research - Bilingual - Part Time in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant II - Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research - Bilingual - Part Time

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2200002F

Department: School of Public Health- Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Location: TMC

Position Type: Part Time - Casual

Position Summary:

The goal of this project is to implement and test a behavioral lifestyle intervention with Hispanic/Latino adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The Research Assistant will conduct research activities, including lifestyle intervention sessions, to support the research project and exercise judgment within the defined procedures and practices.

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, intervention activities and sessions, and/or field interviewing.

  • Maintains adequate level of supplies to assure sufficient inventory and timely achievement of intervention and research activities.

  • Maintains accurate and timely records, including (but not limited to) administrative records, details of contact with participants & research databases, as needed by the research project.

  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department

  • As needed, coordinates the work of support staff and graduate research 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.

  • Fluent in Spanish preferred

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

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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