Research Assistant II-Pediatrics Neonatology

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Research Assistant II-Pediatrics Neonatology

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000A0

Full-time nonexempt position in Neonatology located at 6431 Fannin St, Houston, Texas 77030.

Wet bench research. Software knowledge of Excel.The candidate will assist in the laboratory with daily requirements of mouse colony maintenance, data collection, and specimen processing. The candidate will keep an organized notebook of daily tasks and lab maintenance.

Research assistant for the Surfactant Protein A Research Collaborative (SPARC) Laboratory

Will help process samples (aliquot, cytospin, harvest, staining and storage), record necessary IRB approved clinical data and obtain consent for research. Mouse colony management will include breeding, genotyping, following strains, recording keeping. Helpful if know, yet can be taught during orientation with the SPARC lab.

Position Summary:

Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. 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.

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

  3. Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.

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

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.

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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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