Research Assistant I - Neurosurgery

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
1900003W Requisition #
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Position Summary:

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


Department: Neurosurgery

Location: TMC

Full Time

FLSA: Nonexempt


Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Screen and consent for observational study(ies). Includes interviewing patient/family for medical and family history. 
  2. Screen for other studies (e.g. spine studies)
  3. Reviewing subject medical records for data abstraction.
  4. Administering study questionnaire/outcome assessment tool.
  5. Transporting specimens collected by the bedside nurses to the UT lab for processing, processing in UT lab, and possibly shipping with study ID
  6. Document study enrollment in progress notes.
  7. Organize follow-up related to studies.
  8. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and respect privacy of patients' health information, abide by HIPAA and other applicable regulations. Must demonstrate good judgement in dealing with customers. 
  9. To understand and evaluate literature regarding registry implementation methods, follow-up procedures, and outcome assessment of spine surgery patients.
  10. Perform duties related to the research under the supervision of MD or PA/NP or RN.
  11. New employees are provided training in biosafety procedures, sample processing/laboratory procedures, the informed consent process, human subject research education and orientation to the clinical research setting.  A commitment of 2 years is desirable.


Experience with clinical research, data management, statistical analysis and project management


Bachelor’s degree in one of the basic sciences or relevant experience in lieu of education. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
No years of experience.



Bachelor’s degree with research experience, Master's in related field;

Previous experience in a clinical setting is desirable.  

Ability to speak and understand Spanish fluently.

Ability to perform phlebotomy.

Prefer 2 year commitment to work.


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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