Research Assistant II - Bilingual - COVID-19 Risk Reduction Program - Part Time at UTHealth in Houston, Texas

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

What we do here changes the world! UTHealth Houston is Texas' resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That's where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for a Part-Time (50%FTE), Bilingual (English/Spanish) Research Assistant to join the UTHealth- School of Public Health and collaborate with the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research. In this position, you would assist in the day-to-day research activities of a randomized community trial to test the efficacy of a COVID risk reduction program for Latino day laborers by conducting literature reviews, preparing and translating surveys and other program materials, and participating in field research activities.

Once you join us, you won't want to leave. It's because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you'd expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:


  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time - all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you'll accrue!
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
  • Build your future with our excellent retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees' well-being is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...


  • Free financial and legal counseling
  • Free mental health counseling services
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
  • Other employee discounts, including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
  • Resources for child and elder care
  • Plus many more

Position Summary:

This half-time (50% FTE) position will assist in the day-to-day research activities of a randomized community trial to test the efficacy of a COVID risk reduction program for Latino day laborers. The RA II will conduct literature reviews, assist with survey development and translation and participate in field research activities. S/he will assist in report and manuscript preparation and in developing presentations. S/he will also help the Project Director in monitoring program implementation. S/he will assist in coordinating activities involving the Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Position Key Accountabilities:


  • Assist in managing day-to-day project activities, including coordinating and facilitating CAB activities, research team meetings, conducting follow-up calls in Spanish and English, and helping prepare reports.
  • Conduct literature reviews and develop evidence tables to guide intervention development and adaptation.
  • Participate in field observation, data collection, and outreach activities at day labor corners
  • Leads the translation and adaptation of Spanish intervention materials.
  • Assist in the preparation and writing of manuscripts and presentations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:


  • General knowledge and some complex concepts of the research field assigned.

Preferred:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and Spanish).
  • Some experience translating to Spanish, literature reviews, and data collection.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and SPSS.

Minimum Education:


  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience instead 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 10 pounds frequently, and 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 parts that are security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215





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