ACDM RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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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:
Directs Laboratory Research

Plans, directs and coordinates laboratory research projects (Medium to high complexity)

Determines specific goals objectives to be attained

Assigns and reviews work of research project staff

Oversees team of Research Assistants, Post Docs 1-3, and participants from other TMHRI labs

Establishes and maintains quality control of project operations

Grant Writing and Publications

Plans research (Medium to high complexity)

Analyses data (Medium to high complexity)

Reviews scientific literature

General Laboratory Duties

Defines problems and possible solutions

Adheres to internal controls established for Department

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

Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement

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

Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

MS with 10+ yrs experience

Or

Terminal Degree with 5+ yrs experience,

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities

Proficient in spreadsheet, word-processing, and presentation software

Demonstrates effective communication skills

Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor

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.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

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