ADCM GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY
This position is designed for educational and research experience for individuals working towards Masters or Doctoral degrees. The Graduate Research Fellow conducts advanced and innovative research projects in biomedical sciences, which typically results in publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals with them listed as the first author. The work may be in a laboratory setting or may consist of computer work that supports the department's research mission.

This position will work independently under general faculty supervision to conduct literature research, research hypothesis generation, research planning, experiments, data analysis and manuscript and thesis writing, as required by typical graduate degree programs.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Not applicable

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops research methods and performs research activities. (EF)

Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications. (EF)

Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principal Investigator's laboratory.

Animal handling, which may include animal husbandry

Collection and organized storage of tissue and blood specimens

Work on and contribute to collaborative research teams

Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. (EF)
Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values. (EF)
Adheres to policies & procedures established by TMHRI. (EF)
Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree required. Must be enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. degree program.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Experience requirement will vary depending upon the individual department's field of research.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Not applicable

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
' Requires effective written & verbal communication skills
' Time management skills
' Experience with database/spreadsheet
' Requires knowledge of good laboratory practice
' Familiarity with multiple research methodologies, techniques, and resources

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