Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Part-time - flexible
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $23,500
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5265

The Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences is seeking a research technician II, to prepare and conduct research activities for the Houston Hurricane Harvey Health Study (Houston-3H Study). The research technician will contribute to the development of neighborhood-level pollution burden as part of the research activities for the Houston Hurricane Harvey Health Study (Houston-3H Study). The research technician will utilize geographic information system (GIS) to accomplish research experiments. The technician will collect geographic and spatial data from government institutions in secondary format, and use geospatial analytics methodologies to analyze and summarize the research information.


Job Purpose

Performs the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.

Job Duties
  • Conduct literature searches related to the planned geospatial.
  • Enumerate the spatial data needed.
  • Identify authoritative sources for identified geospatial data.
  • Assess data availability by temporal windows and download all necessary geospatial data.
  • Compile spatially processed data into formats that are usable for further statistical analyses.
  • Perform specific GIS analysis tasks using Esri’s GIS toolsets (including network analyst. spatial analyst, and geostatistical analyst toolsets).
  • Prepare reports that summarize and describe geospatial analysis workflows and outputs.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Experience Required: None Required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related field. One year of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of Esri's ArcGIS program for geographical information science (GIS).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Familiarity with public health research.

This is a half-time (50% FTE) position. It is expected to last up to six months, from September 2020 until February 2021.





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