Research Assistant II - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Department: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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 one (1) year experience as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Completion of two (2) years of college or specialized training in histology, serology, medical technology, etc. and five (5) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
High school graduation with courses in basic sciences and seven (7) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
- Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned research projects, which may be limited as segment of larger project, exercising responsibility for project performance and accountability for progress; and/or personally performs advanced scientific and medical research work, suggesting modifications to, or improvements in, design of research projects, presenting original ideas for follow-up studies, and recommending utilization of new or revised techniques and procedures to obtain desired results.
- Constructs, assembles, and operates experimental or other special designed laboratory apparatus and equipment.
- Assembles and analyzes research data.
- Assists in preparation of research material for reports or publication.
- May supervise group of Research Technicians and/or Research Assistants of lower grade, making work assignments, advising on work procedures and reviewing work in process and upon completion.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The Research Asst. 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. 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 projects timelines; ordering supplies and coordinating shipments; providing administrative support to subcontracts development and management; organizing meetings and taking meetings minutes; training students and other trainees on data collection/management/analysis. The Research Asst. position may also require domestic and international travel for the purposes of dissemination of findings or project coordination/implementation.
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