UT Health Research Assistant I - Neurosurgery in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Research Assistant I - Neurosurgery
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 2000020U
Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.
The candidate will assist PI in the acquisition of pre-op DTI MRI, analysis of tractography, acquisition of rsfMRI studies, analysis of functional connectivity, and deliverance of MRI files to sub-contracted radiologists for analysis. They will assist in all aspects of patient care, including patient assessments, videotaping of patient assessments, intra-MRI DBS ON/OFF evaluations, intra-operative testing.
The candidate will learn about how deep brain stimulation (DBS) of a particular fiber tract connecting key areas in the brain can bring about cessation of tremor in patients with Essential Tremor. The candidate will then help the PI study how both a patient’s structural and functional connectivity post-DBS changes through serial imaging analyses. Intra-operatively, we will also assess connectivity via electrophysiological testing of cortical-subcortical structures.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol.
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.
Prefer Bachelor of Science degree, desire to go into medicine or engineering discipline;
Comfortable around patients.
General knowledge of research fields.
Position Key Accountabilities:
B.S. degree, desire to go into medicine or engineering discipline
Comfortable around patients
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
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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