CLI Research Assistant I - Children's Learning Institute (TMC) at UTHealth in Houston, Texas

Posted in General Business 25 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:


Position Summary:

Responsible for a variety of projects and programs with a diverse array of subjects focusing on research in child development.


Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide reliability status on various objective and subjective coding analysis measures pertaining to projects within the department.
  • Perform cognitive/social/emotional assessments with children and additional interviews with teachers and families which include an extensive battery of psychological and educational based evaluations and manage appropriate research equipment and supplies.
  • Perform observational evaluations performed in schools and classrooms and focus on cognitive readiness activities by means of a complex live coding scheme.
  • Work on a range of data and information including but not limited to transferring, verifying, entering, processing, management and analysis.
  • Attend relevant trainings and assist in recruiting subjects (teachers, students, families, and individuals) and obtaining informed consent from potential research study participants. This often occurs in parent teacher meetings and sometimes in a family's home.
  • May serve in an intervention or coaching role in home or school setting to training parents or teachers in parenting, including extensive trainings and regular meetings to maintain certification and reliability.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Certification/Skills:

    Completion of the Certification for Protection of Human Research Subjects is required within 5 days of employment.
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    Bilingual skills in English/Spanish preferred.
    Reliable personal transportation as some projects may require extensive out of town travel which will vary from Houston and surrounding areas to various sites across the state of Texas.

    Minimum Education:

    Bachelor's degree in psychology, human development, biology or relevant field or experience in lieu of degree; master's degree preferred.


    Minimum Experience:

    Experience in customer service, behavioral analysis or research experience is preferred.


    Physical Requirements:

    Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.


    Security Sensitive:

    This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215