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UT Health Research Assistant I/II - Psychiatry-Behavioral Sciences (TMC) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant I/II - Psychiatry-Behavioral Sciences (TMC)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190000AM


Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.


  1. Conducts research activities, under general direction of principal investigator, sub-investigators and study coordinator according to research.

  2. Contact prospective patients via phone and complete pre-screenings. Inform prospective patients of study protocol and answer any questions. Set up screening appointments.

  3. Establish and maintain a beneficial connection with current and prospective patients through phone calls and study visits. Answer questions about study protocol.

  4. Coordinate study visits and make appointment reminder phone calls. Prepare folders and equipment for study visits

  5. Performing routine ECG at screening and all necessary follow-up visits

  6. Maintains accurate and timely records to include database management, notebooks, records, etc. as needed by the research project.

  7. Collect blood specimen samples and prepare for transport to sponsor sites

  8. Provide support for research studies involving human subjects; develop forms, questionnaires and procedures for subject collection. To include meeting with subjects at various sites; obtain informed consent, administer survey, coordinate blood draw, measure height, weight, and blood pressure as needed.

  9. Work directly with physicians to coordinate appointments and complete necessary assessments.

  10. Collect medical information from participants both history and physical measurements to be sent to sponsor-sites via fax or through online databases.

  11. Enter data into sponsor-created databases. Assist in addressing and correcting queries.

  12. Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.

  13. Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.

  14. As needed, coordinates the work of laboratory technicians, support staff and other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.

  15. Performing computadorized neuropsychological battery tests.

  16. Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects.

  17. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.

  • Managing SPSS program, excel tables, working with statistical data.

  • Experience with IRB

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the basic sciences, or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • RA I - No experience required

  • RA II - One (1) year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.

  • May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Additional Information:

  • Full-Time / Yearly / Non-Exempt Position

  • Location: Texas Medical Center

  • Pay Rate RA I : $27,180 - $33,984/year when annualized based on PAID years of experience.

  • Pay Rate RA II : $30,700 - $38,400/year when annualized based on PAID years of experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 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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