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Senior Research Associate

Job Ref: 26248

Talent Area: Research - Clinical

Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: BioMarker Research Cancer

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: Varies

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.

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 May Include:

  • 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

  • Grant Writing and Publications

      Plans research (High complexity)

      Analyses data (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



Terminal Degree with 8 yrs experience



  • 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



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.


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