Research Assistant I - Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Department: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one (1) year research experience at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years research experience including two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
High school graduation or GED and six (6) years research experience to include two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
- Performs more difficult scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.
- Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory equipment and apparatus.
- Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers.
- Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of scientific papers for publication.
- Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning procedures and implementation.
- Collects and organizes research data for project reports.
- May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Position will also require candidate to become proficient in administering CogState neurocognitive assessments and requires proficiency in database creation in Excel, data management and analysis in excel and SPSS.
Projects will include, but may not be limited to:
1) The feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a motivational interviewing to improve oral chemotherapy adherence.
2) Neurocognitive dysfunction experienced by non-CNS solid tumors undergoing chemotherapy.
3) Psychosocial correlates of nonadherence to oral chemotherapy during maintenance phase of ALL treatment.
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