ACDM RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II - Dr. Kapil Bhalla
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 the Director of Cockrell Center of Advance Therapeutics and Translational Research. The basic and translational research focus of this laboratory includes epigenetic mechanisms involving histone deacetylases and methyltransferases, heat shock proteins and their cancer and leukemia-relevant client proteins, as ell as transfection and functional analyses of genes regulating cell death/survival of human cancer cells
GROUP SERVED
N/A

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 REQUIREMENTS

MS with 10+ years experience
Or
Ph.D. with 5+ years experience

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

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.

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