UT Health Data Collector - IG - MPACH in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Data Collector - IG - MPACH


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 180000O3

Position Summary:

The data collector is responsible for recruiting and interviewing study participants in the field. She/He will explain the study and consent eligible individuals following the study’s protocol and procedures. She/He will ensure that surveys and all project forms are completed accurately and turned into the office in a timely manner. Data collector is also responsible for conducting in-person interviews and responsible for collecting blood samples for HIV testing. Data collectors will provide risk reduction counseling and referrals to resources for testing of other STIs and HIV treatment.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Screens potential participants to determine eligibility to participate in the study. Reviews consent information regarding the study. Interviews study participants establishing rapport in order to encourage complete accurate responses and continuing participation in the study.

  2. Responsible for collecting blood samples for rapid HIV testing.

  3. Provides risk reduction counseling and referrals to resources for testing of other STIs and HIV treatment.

  4. Meets with research staff to provide completed study forms and discuss questions and updates on the progress of the study.

  5. Other duties as assigned.


Trained by project staff on techniques to interview, complete questionnaires, HIPPA and operate equipment.

Minimum Education:

High School diploma. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Two years experience of public contact

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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UTHealth Benefits

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