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UT Health Research Assistant II - PT - School of Public Health- Austin, TX in Austin, Texas

Research Assistant II - PT - School of Public Health- Austin, TX

Austin, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 200000YX

Position Summary:

Under general direction of senior research staff for the Texas SPAN Study, conducts activities to support data collection and analysis. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Austin Regional Campus

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Conducts research activities, undergeneral direction, according to research guidelines.

  • Research activities such as participantrecruitment, measurement coordination, data collection (including surveyadministration, anthropometrics, interviews, and environmental audits), andtraining and certifying staff in all aspects of field measurements.

  • Preparing materials for data collection;data processing, cleaning, and entry.

  • State-wide travel as needed fortraining, recruitment, and measurements.

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

  • Maintains accurate and timelyrecords to include training manuals, records, databases, etc. as needed bythe research project.

  • Coordinates support staff and otherassistants to ensure efficient, timely and high-quality results. Answersquestions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.

  • Stays abreast of new and updatedprotocols for research department.

  • Complies with all governmental andUniversity policies, rules, regulation and codes.

  • May participate in continuingeducation programs, workshops and seminars.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 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

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