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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 #: 190000ZG

Position Summary:

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

Department: Neurosurgery

Location: TMC

Full Time

F LSA: Nonexempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

Screen and recruit patients for clinical trials. Explain study procedures and educate patients/family/staff regarding research studies.

Obtain informed consent from patients/legally authorized representative for research protocols.

Access patients’ medical/lab/radiology records.

Access data (e.g., demographic information and laboratory results, etc.) from computers and units.

Access to clinics and medical floors/units/ED/OR to screen patients or follow up on study related requirements.

Assist in monitoring of research patients.

Assist with in-service of personnel involved in study patients’ care regarding studies, research protocols and results of trials.

Centrifuge and prepare samples for processing and/or shipping.

Document study enrollment in progress notes (electronic or paper).

Organize follow-up related to studies.

Obtain, verify, input data for database needs

Attend research planning meetings


General knowledge of research fields.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

No years of experience.

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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