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Research Assistant I/II- PSY-Behavioral Sciences/Trauma and Resi
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Research Assistant I/II- PSY-Behavioral Sciences/Trauma and Resi
Research Assistant I/II- PSY-Behavioral Sciences/Trauma and Resilience Center (TRC)

**Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas**


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180000JJ

**The Trauma and Resilience Center (TRC) is an outpatient clinic dedicated to providing specialized services for trauma survivors.**

**Position Summary:**

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

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a full-time Research Assistant. This position will assist with the assessment and treatment of trauma survivors. Position responsibilities include: coordinating participant recruitment, preparation of study materials, participant assessments, database management, and completing miscellaneous administrative tasks.

**Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences**

**Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas**

**Full Time,**


**Position Key Accountabilities:**

1. Manages databases with information collected from patients and study participants.

2. Conducts systematic literature searches.

3. Processes initial research protocols, continuing reviews of protocols, amendments and adverse events, and other reports.

4. Organizes and reviews study files as needed.

5. Enters and maintains complete and accurate human research data in database systems.

6. Communicates with vendors and administrators to obtain research materials and equipment.

7. Assists with the development of grant applications.

8. Assists with the submission of manuscripts.

9. 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.

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

11. May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.

Qualifications include a preference for BA/BS in psychology or other scientific field, including coursework in research methods and/or statistics. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, conscientious, and possess strong organizational skills. Given the nature of the research being conducted, successful candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and be sensitive to the needs of individuals with severe mental illness. This is an excellent position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study in clinical psychology.


General knowledge of research fields.

**Minimum Education:**

Bachelor's degree in one of the basic sciences or relevant experience in lieu of education.

**Minimum Experience:**

No years of experience.

If filled at the II level requires:

Bachelor's degree in one of the basic sciences or relevant experience in lieu of education.


One 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.

**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

**University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)**

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston's Health University and Texas' resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university's primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

**UTHealth Benefits**

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


**Equal Employment Opportunity Statement**

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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