Research Assistant II - School of Public Health (Bilingual) at UTHealth

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices. This position would work with the Vales + Tu Project; an injury prevention program among Latino Day Laborers.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research. Research activities may include some or all of the following: participant recruiting and screening, data collection, field interviewer recruiting and training, and field observations.
  • Assist in the translation of project materials and adapts documents into culturally appropriate Spanish resources.
  • Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
  • Monitors field outreach activities and supervises the work of the implementation team including interviewers, fidelity checkers, and promotores. Ensures sufficient inventory to support research projects.
  • Conducts literature reviews in Spanish and English, assist with survey development, and data coding and analysis.
  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department
  • As needed, coordinates meeting activities, takes meeting minutes, and prepares slide presentations. Supports project coordinator, research staff and other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high-quality results. Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.
  • Participates in manuscript preparation, assist in writing project reports, and conference presentations.
  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation, and codes.
  • May participate in continuing education programs, workshops, and seminars.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.


  • Spanish fluency. Good writing and communication skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.


  • Bachelor's degree in public health or the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work) or relevant experience in lieu 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.


  • Basic understanding of research methods and statistics and/or qualitative data analysis. Familiarity with the Latino Immigrant population, particularly, Latino Day Laborers.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently and/or 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 positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215