UT Health Research Assistant I - Children’s Learning Institute (Dallas/Fort Worth) in Dallas, Texas

Research Assistant I - Children’s Learning Institute (Dallas/Fort Worth)

Dallas, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180001BB

*Position is Located in Dallas/Forth Worth area to support the Children's Learning Institute (CLI) in Houston. This job requires travel to different school locations throughout North Texas and surrounding areas to conduct research studies on students and teachers as well as occasional travel across the state of Texas to receive training, support outreach events etc. *

The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is the preeminent resource for learning solutions that produce tested, proven, effective results through scientific research and evidence-based interventions.

Today, the Children's Learning Institute provides clinical assessment, diagnoses and treats learning disorders, conducts cutting-edge research on techniques to enhance a child's home and learning environments, and develops multi-modal teaching, learning, and coaching platforms. From before birth through young adulthood, our programs and services impact children across Texas and the nation.


Responsible fora variety of projects and programs with a diverse array of subjects focusing on research in child development.


  1. Provide reliability status on various objective and subjective coding analysis measures pertaining to projects within the department.

  2. Perform cognitive/social/emotional assessments with children and additional interviews with teachers and families which include an extensive battery of psychological and educational based evaluations and manage appropriate research equipment and supplies.

  3. Perform observational evaluations performed in schools and classrooms and focus on cognitive readiness activities by means of a complex live coding scheme.

  4. Work on a range of data and information including but not limited to transferring, verifying, entering, processing, management and analysis.

  5. Attend relevant trainings and assist in recruiting subjects (teachers, students, families, and individuals) and obtaining informed consent from potential research study participants. This often occurs in parent teacher meetings and sometimes in a family’s home.

  6. Support implementation of resource tools designed for targeted populations.

  7. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of the Certification for Protection of Human Research Subjects is required within 5 days of employment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish preferred.

  • Reliable personal transportation as some projects may require extensive out of town travel which will vary from Dallas - Fort Worth and surrounding areas to various sites across the state of Texas.


  • Bachelor’s degree inpsychology, human development, biology or relevant field or experience in lieu of degree;

  • Master’s degree preferred.


  • Experience in customer service, behavioral analysis or research experience is preferred.


Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.


job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject

to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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 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 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.

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