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UT Health Research Assistant II-Pediatrics Neonatology-Casual in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant II-Pediatrics Neonatology-Casual

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190001YH

Position Summary:

Provides technical assistance in

carrying out assigned duties of research projects.

Pediatrics Neonatology

Part time - Casual status


TMC location

Position Accountabilities:

  1. Prepares, conducts, records, and analyzes various tests in a

clinical and/or diagnostic laboratory setting involved in research.

  1. Collects appropriate patient history data. Research subjects may

range from traumatically injured central nervous system and burn patients,

patients with respiratory disorders, and rheumatology patients.

  1. Collects human and animal blood and urine specimens and conducts

various tests involving chemical and carcinogenic agents, animal psychophysics,

retinal histology, and various tissue cultures. Collection techniques includes

data collection, assays, cell passaging, arterial punctures, obtaining blood

samples, and performing rheumatologic tests.

  1. Processes blood and urine specimens to obtain tests results.

  2. Performs tests using a centrifuge, UV light microscope with

fluorescent attachment, autoclave machine, and pipet washer equipment.

  1. Cleans and sterilizes all glassware, instruments, and pipets.

  2. Orders and stocks laboratory with supplies.

  3. Obtains and photocopies reference materials.

  4. Maintains a safe laboratory environment and follows safety


  1. Performs other duties as assigned.




High school

diploma or equivalent.


Two years of

research laboratory experience.

May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond

the minimum education requirement.


Exerts up to 50

pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 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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