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Research Scientist

Job Ref: 26933

Talent Area: Research - Clinical

Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Neuroscience Program

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Part-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

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

The Research Scientist is primarily engaged in research or research-related services to the institution, e.g. direction of research core facilities. The role is limited to one that is primarily supportive in nature. This includes scientists who are not on an independent path in terms of external grant funding and publications, and individuals whose job is to serve and support TMHRI.

The expectation for faculty on the Research Track is that full salary support must be maintained by the supervising faculty member(s).  This salary support can be constituted from extramural funding, philanthropic funding, start up support, or any combination thereof.

System and department specific ICARE values

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital¿s Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to Performance Evaluation. Please include % breakout of tasks/essential functions.

PEOPLE (10%)
1. Under the direction of a Principal Investigator, coordinates and provides technical direction to the work activities of research staff engaged in projects (EF).

2. Participates in grant writing
3. Designs, develops, or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results (EF).

1. Establishes procedures to be applied for projects (EF).
2. Performs and supervises those procedures which require a highly developed technical skill (EF).
3. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.
4. Completes all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information as needed.
5. Reviews scientific literature (EF).

1. Analyzes data and interprets data (EF).
2. Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.
3. Performs other duties as assigned.

1. Compiles, writes, and submits project results to the principle investigator (EF).
2. Defines problems and possible solutions as dictated by the research project (EF).
3. Participates in writing manuscripts and publications

This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.




Standard laboratory environment; Some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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