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Research Area Specialist

School of Medicine
22000565 Requisition #

Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, responsible for the operation of a specialized educational/social science research area with one or more faculty members or managers within a recognized unit. Assists with research project tasks to include recruitment, data collection, and the day to day operations of research projects. May act as liaison with other departments, divisions and organizations.


Job Duties:

  1. Plans, organizes and conducts one or more small or moderately complex research projects according to plan; reviews progress and evaluates results.
  2. Participates in ongoing decisions regarding study design, data collection, and methodology.
  3. Serves as research study subject recruiter, interviewer, screener and evaluator of candidates for studies.
  4. Formulates research methods and suggests options for improving quality, identifies potential problems, and recommends and implements solutions.
  5. Consults with users to refine or adapt methodologies to fit research requirements; collaborates in development of new techniques and instruments.
  6. Prepares reports in response to inquiries from performance sites or regulatory organizations under supervision of the investigator.
  7. Maintains project documentation for study sites including contact lists, correspondence, reporting documentation, and compliance data according to standardized procedures.
  8. Performs all other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in an educational/social science or related field is required.



Two (2) years of related experience is required.


Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.


Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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