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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 9/16/2017

Methodist Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


Job Summary


The Center for Outcomes Research is recruiting for a Scientist to contribute to its interdisciplinary research portfolio that focuses on improving outcomes of patients treated in tertiary care settings through a) changing clinical practice; b) developing a portfolio of patient centered research initiatives; c) studying methods for enhanced procedural learning by surgeons and other health professionals in non-patient-based settings with simulation; and d) evaluation of various initiatives and technologies focused on achieving population health targets. This position will function as an independent scientist and may be allocated space, resources, and other operational support within Houston Methodist Research Institute. Individuals in this position are expected to have their own extramural funding and publications portfolio. Evidence of teaching, patented or licensed discoveries, extramural recognition, institutional service, collaborative and effective interactions with other faculty and staff, and, where relevant, clinical excellence and performance.



Develops and manages independent grant portfolio

Develops and publishes in high impact journals

Administers funds provided by the specific grant(s).

Defines problems and possible solutions as dictated by the research project.

Establishes procedures to be applied for projects.

Designs, develops, or adapts equipment and methods used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.

Coordinates and provides technical direction to the work activities of research staff engaged in projects.

Performs and supervises those procedures which require a highly developed technical skill.

Analyzes data and interprets data.

Reviews scientific literature.

Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.

Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.

Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Completes all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information s needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.




Candidates whose research agenda, experience and/or training includes a concentration in health services research, particularly in outcomes research, are particularly encouraged to apply.



Experience in health services research (healthcare economics and health operations research foci), cancer, heart disease, surgical care, operations research, and cost effectiveness studies

Track record of scientific achievement reflected by recent publications

Demonstrated experience working in a diverse environment and fostering positive relationships with a diverse faculty, staff, and physician scientists or commitment to do so

Ability to work within multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams to produce grant proposals and manuscripts

Demonstrates effective communication skills

Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor

Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information



The working environment is varied to include general office, with normal amount of lifting, carrying and walking

Demonstrates the ability to use computer technology to review and analyze data, plan and communicate

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.

Company Profile

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials. APPLY.


At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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