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UT Health Research Associate - School of Public Health - Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Study in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Associate - School of Public Health - Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Study

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2000022I

Depatment: School of Public Health- Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Posiiton Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Coordinates activities for the development, implementation and evaluation of Me & You Too, a multicomponent, online sexual risk avoidance education (SRAE) program for ethnic-minority 6th graders living in a high teen birth rate area in Harris County, TX; provides facilitator training; oversees data collection

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Coordinate correspondence and meetings between research team, school district and funding agency

  2. Oversee intervention development forMe & You Too.

  3. Oversee development of evaluation protocols and instruments for Me & You Too

  4. Provide facilitator training forMe & You Too.

  5. Oversee data collection for Me & You Too

  6. Assist in preparing reports and presentations of study findings

  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Considerable knowledge in basic and sophisticated equipment.


Microsoft Word, Excel experience

Excellent communication skills

Valid Driver’s License

Excellent organizational skills

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field with three (3) years of related research experience including experience in a lead research role; or

Master’s degree (preferred) in a related field with one (1) year of related research experience including experience in a lead research role; or

Doctorate degree.

Minimum Experience:

Years of experience varies based on education level.


Two years of experience with an emphasis on public health.

Preferred qualifications include experience working with adolescents, schools or community organizations, and/or related experience with an emphasis on HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention. Spanish-language speaker preferred. Must have reliable transportation.

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. 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

This position may involve contact with Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.) students. H.I.S.D. policy (from H.I.S.D. website) states that annual criminal background checks are required for persons having contact with students

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