Job Details

Research Assistant I- Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Job Number: 529680
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

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.  

Job Duties

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.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

The Research Asst I will report to the Principal Investigator provide support mainly in data management/analysis, with responsibilities including: data monitoring and cleaning, creating weekly study updates on key indicators, data analysis, preparing power point presentations, writing briefs, reports, and supporting manuscript writing for submission to peer-reviewed journals, as well as grant-writing. The Research Asst I will also support project coordination with specific responsibilities including: development of protocols/standard operating procedures/training materials; preparing and maintaining ethical approval at UTSW; supporting general logistics including overseeing project timelines; ordering supplies and coordinating shipments; providing administrative support to subcontracts development and management; organizing meetings and taking meeting minutes; training students and other trainees and data collection/management/analysis. The Research Asst I position may also require domestic and international travel for the purposes of dissemination of findings or project coordination/implementation.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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