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 #: 180001U8

Position Summary:

Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.

Department: Neurosurgery

Location: Texas Medical Center

Full Time

FLSA: Nonexempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Research Assistant I at full time will provide ready access to all experimental materials and equipment for the faculties, researchers, postdoctoral research fellows and graduate students as assigned, and may participate in the design and execution of experimental projects and help to collect and evaluate experimental data gathered during the research.

  2. Some of research project may involve hazardous chemicals or contact of experimental mice.

  3. As part of the research activity, Research Assistant I is responsible for summarizing experimental results, preparing progress reports, and helping manuscript preparation and presentations.

  4. The personnel will also be responsible for leading or guiding the work of undergraduate student employees working on the research project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator between the undergraduate students and the faculty supervisors).

  5. Research Assistant I is required to attend research lab meetings, project meetings, research seminars and other meetings as necessary. Research Assistant I may assist setting up, calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment as specified by supervisors, and may perform miscellaneous laboratory-related duties as assigned by supervisors.

  6. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Successful candidate should have a good communication skill, attention to detail, critical thinking, computer skill for statistical and graphical analysis of data, and English proficiency.


General knowledge of research fields.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

0-3 years experience in related field

Physical Requirements:

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.

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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