Research Assistant II - Neurosurgery

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
2000002M Requisition #

Position Summary:

Research Assistant II will provide ready access to all experimental materials and equipment for the faculties, researchers, postdoctoral research fellows and graduate students as assigned, and may participate in the design and execution of experimental projects and help to collect and evaluate experimental data gathered during the research.


Full Time


TMC Location

Position Key Accountabilities: 

Some of research project may involve hazardous chemicals or contact of experimental mice. As part of the research activity, the Research Assistant II is responsible for summarizing experimental results, preparing progress reports, and helping manuscript preparation and presentations. Will also be responsible for leading or guiding the work of undergraduate student employees working on the research project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator between the undergraduate students and the faculty supervisors).  Research Assistant II is required to attend research lab meetings, project meetings, research seminars and other meetings as necessary. May assist setting up, calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment as specified by supervisors, and may perform miscellaneous laboratory-related duties as assigned by supervisors.



Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department 

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

May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Successful candidate should have a good communication skill, attention to detail, critical thinking, computer skill for statistical and graphical analysis of data, and English proficiency.


Good communication skill, attention to detail, critical thinking, computer skill for statistical and graphical analysis of data.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

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 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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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.

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