UT Health Research Assistant I/II - Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Mood Spectrum Disorders (Part Time) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant I/II - Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Mood Spectrum Disorders (Part Time)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190000LD

There is a job opening for a highly motivated

individual to work as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry andBehavioral Sciences . This individual will work closely with the PI who is the Director of the Psychological Intervention and Research Laboratory for MoodSpectrum Disorders .

The Research

Assistant will work on studies in several areas. Depending on background and

experience, the person will be involved in the assessment of clinical, cognitive

and psychological factors associated with the development and maintenance ofbipolar depression and (hypo)mania , in conducting psychological autopsies ,

and/or the development and/or testing of new psychosocial approaches,especially for partners and relatives of individuals with mood disorders.

Position Summary:

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

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts research activities, under the generaldirection of Thomas D. Meyer, Ph.D.

  2. Research activities may include some or all of the following:

  3. patientrecruitment and screening,

  4. psychosocial interviews, and

  5. traditional laboratoryexperiments and activities

  6. Organizes and reviews study files as needed, andenters and maintains complete and accurate human research data in databasesystems

  7. Conducts systematic literature searches and assistswith the submission of manuscripts.

  8. Processes initial research protocols, continuingreviews of protocols, amendments and adverse events and other reports

  9. Complies with all governmental and Universitypolicies, rules, regulation and codes.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • General knowledge of psychopathology and abnormalpsychology with specific knowledge of mood disorders.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (psychology or behavioral sciences preferred) or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • At least one (1) year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment preferred

  • Experience with programs such as SPSS, EXCEL,ENDNOTE preferred

  • Experience conducting psychosocial and clinically relevant interviews preferred

Additional Information:

  • Position starting part-time (50%) - depending on funding andperformance this is aimed to become a full-time position

  • Location: Behavioral and Biomedical Services @ 1941 East Road

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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