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Research Assistant III - School of Public Health - Austin, TX

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Austin County, TX
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Department: School of Public Health

Location: Austin, TX

Position Type: Full Time

Position Summary:

Conducts and executes complex scientific experiments and research endeavors and interprets the results for NIH-funded e-cigarette prevention program for youth.

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 and/or animal laboratories.
  • 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.l. regarding research progress.
  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Advanced knowledge of concepts of research field assigned.

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate field of science or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:
  • 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.

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
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