Research Assistant

Position: Research Assistant

Job ID: 160878

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands


Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.  


We are searching for a Research Assistant -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will participate in research activities which may include subject recruitment, confirmation of subject eligibility, informed consent process, completion of case report forms, data clarification, IRB preparations and medical record abstraction, data collection. The Research Assistant may also assist physicians with preparing manuscripts, making presentation slides and posters, conducting literature reviews, updating study databases, and taking photographs in a clinical and operative setting. Manuscript preparation may include writing, referencing, editing, basic medical illustrating, statistical analysis, creating tables and charts, and preparing submissions for publication.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Works with designated lead to complete IRB submissions, subject recruitment, data entry and analysis
  • Supports clinical research studies through completion of patient consent and enrollment
  • Supports study coordination in collaboration with the PI
  • Participates in data collection for research projects
  • Assists in development of REDCap database
  • Prepares data analysis tables and figures, and charts necessary for professional data display
  • Coordinates day-to-day activities of the project to ensure all goals are met
  • Conducts research literature searches for staff and assigned leads
  • Provides one-to-one consultation for staff needing assistance with research literature searches
  • Maintains data files for projects coordinated by the department
  • Coordinates annual report for department, working closely with Director on format
  • Assists with professional presentation development department and assigned leads


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-year research experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the following database search engines may be needed: PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane, EMBASE, Nursing Consult, AHRQ and other EBP websites
  • Experience with Macintosh and PC computers and software, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and the internet also preferred


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