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Research Assistant

School of Medicine
22002232 Requisition #

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting study activities for the Avanzando Caminos (Leading Pathways) Hispanic/Latino Cancer Survivorship study conducted in collaboration between the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Centre at the University of Miami. 

Under general supervision, the RA will assist with screening medical records to identify potential participants, recruit, consent, and interview bilingual study participants, input data into REDCap, Velos, and Excel, and support all processes and procedures related to the study protocol and its implementation. They will work with the research team and the research coordinator to prepare project summaries and progress reports.

This position will support other projects, community outreach, and education activities if needed.


Job Duties:

  1. Complete all required IRB, UT Health San Antonio, and study-related training in a timely manner.
  2. Work closely with the research team to ensure the day-to-day activities are completed to protocol standards.
  3. Support the research coordinator and team members to ensure adequate recruitment, enrollment, and retention of study participants as stated in the protocol and ensure completion of program procedure by patients, including consent and follow-up visits.
  4. Participate in daily program operations such as regular team meetings, completion of tasks assigned, regular reporting on program progress, updating forms, screening medical records, sending participant reminders, etc.
  5. Maintain complete source documentation: Support lit reviews, completion of study activity reports for sponsors, regulatory bodies, and other entities as necessary.
  6. Performs general administrative duties in support of program activities and performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's in public health, health science, or another health related field a basic science is required.





Experience working with REDCap

Flexible work schedule

Experience interacting with patients

Proficiency in excel

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Bilingual - Spanish




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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