UT Health *Research Assistant I/II - Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) Full-Time in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

*Research Assistant I/II - Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) Full-Time

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800027M

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

Research serves as the foundation of all our programs and initiatives. CLI's inquiry focuses on techniques to enhance children's home and classroom learning environments, as well as the development of multi-modal teaching, learning, and coaching platforms. CLI is currently working on more than 50 research grants and projects.

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

Department: Developmental Pediatrics, Children's Learning Center

Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Full Time

FLSA: Nonexempt

POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  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. May serve in an intervention or coaching role in home or school setting to training parents or teachers in parenting, including extensive trainings and regular meetings to maintain certification and reliability.

  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

If filled at the CLI Research Assistant II level:

  1. Obtain reliability status on various objective and subjective coding analysis measures pertaining to projects within the department. Attend trainings and regular meetings to ensure reliability is maintained. Must grasp new measures and concepts quickly. Assists in training other Research Assistants in coding schemes and meet weekly coding goals.

  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. Successful training and certification is required. May assist senior research staff in managing and tracking appropriate research equipment and supplies.

  3. Complete research projects requiring live coding and/or observational evaluations and adapt to meet differing project needs quickly, including certifying other observers.

  4. May assist senior staff in maintaining accurate database records to track data collection and ensure project progress.

  5. Attend relevant trainings and assist in recruiting subjects (teachers, students, families, and individuals) and obtaining informed consent from potential research study participants. Organize presentations and present study information to parent/teacher gatherings.

  6. May be asked to serve in an intervention or coaching role involving extensive trainings and regular meetings to maintain certification and reliability.

  7. Depending on expertise and years of experience, may also be asked to assist faculty in training others or carrying out various phases of these interventions.

  8. Supervision of a group of part-time employees at a designated location may be required.

  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume

If filled at the CLI Research Assistant I level, requires:

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • 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 Houston and surrounding areas to various sites across the state of Texas.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

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

  • Master’s degree preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

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

If filled at the CLI Research Assistant II level, requires:

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • 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 Houston and surrounding areas to various sites across the state of Texas.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

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

  • Master’s degree preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

  • One (1) year of behavioral analysis or research experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that aresecurity sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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