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Senior Research Associate 9/1/2016

Methodist Houston, TX

Company
Methodist
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
26248
AJE Ref #
576049425
Location
Houston, TX
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Summary



JOB SUMMARY

To provide advanced technical research skills and establish test methods and procedures under the direction of Department Chairperson or Research Scientist (Faculty).



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties May Include:

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Directs Laboratory Research

Plans, directs and coordinates laboratory research projects (High complexity)

Determines specific goals objectives to be attained

Assigns and reviews work of research project staff

Oversees large team of Research Assistants, Post Docs, Research Associates, participants from other TMHRI labs, and Outside Resources)

Establishes and maintains quality control of project operations

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Grant Writing and Publications

Plans research (High complexity)

Analyses data (High complexity)

Reviews scientific literature

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General Laboratory Duties

Defines problems and possible solutions

Adheres to internal controls established for Department

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Safety and Regulatory Compliance

Writes and maintains regulatory and safety committee applications/protocols

Adheres to and assists with customizing of TMH & TMHRI Safety Procedures for Laboratory

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Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement
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Follows safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects safety hazards. Compiles all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information needed
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Performs other duties as assigned



EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Terminal Degree with 8 yrs experience



SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

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Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
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Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities
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Proficient in spreadsheet, word-processing, and presentation software
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Demonstrates effective communication skills
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Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor
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Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to work in office setting, involving the use of office equipment and supplies. Ability to work in a laboratory and/or animal research facility. Work in animal research facility requires health evaluation and approval by TMH Employee Health/TMH Wellness.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans requested.