Research Assistant III - Internal Medicine - Infectious
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 180001UQ
Conducts and executes complex scientific experiments and research endeavors and interprets the results.
Clinical trial experience preferred. Human blood laboratory experience. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. Experience with shipping dangerous goods desirable. Prior medial field experience desirable but not required. Excellent communications in English written and verbal. Must be comfortable working with diverse populations.
Department: Internal Medicine, Infectious
Location: Texas Medical Center & Thomas Street Clinic
Position Key Accountabilities:
Plans and implements research experiments according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, field interviewer recruiting, screening, and training.
Makes independent decisions as required, which may impact research team or assigned project.
Maintains accurate and timely records which may include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
Assists with identifying type and quality of supplies needed for research project to ensure cost effectiveness and ensure smooth operations.
May monitor laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects.
May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department. Participates in continuing education programs, seminars, and workshops.
May provide guidance and training of laboratory technicians, field interviewers, research subjects, support staff and/or other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.
May provide updates to P.I. regarding research progress.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Strong work ethic, detail oriented, organized. Must be able to work efficiently and independently, including working under deadlines when necessary.
Advanced knowledge of concepts of research field assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of science or relevant experience in lieu of education.
Two (2) years of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.
May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently 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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