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Clinical Research Fellow 1

Location: Houston Methodist Academic Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
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Talent Area:
Academic Institute
Job Shift:
1st - Day
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Posted Date:
Sept. 19, 2023


At Houston Methodist, the Clinical Research Fellow position is responsible for performing clinical research of a complex nature; plans, executes and completes clinical research projects under the supervision/direction of a Principal Investigator. This position provides structured education and first-hand applied experiences in such topics as epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical pharmacology, and biomedical ethics/regulation and a certificate of fellowship is granted to the Clinical Research Fellow upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship program.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Directs patient contact supporting the performance of clinical protocols. (EF)
  2. Enrolls subjects into prospective studies and obtains informed consent from patients and legally authorized representatives in accordance with hospital policy and the study protocol. (EF)
  3. Collaborates with the Principal Investigator, interprofessional research team, fellowship stakeholders, and health care professionals regularly for problem resolution and/or achievement of research study goals. (EF)
  4. Serves as a mentor and provides educational and research oversight for other learners in the applicable department or research lab. Role models effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication, which includes active listening and teaching, assisting in development of such skills. Provides contributions towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e., peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)


  1. Collects and processes study data and maintain study databases in accordance with study protocols. (EF)
  2. Develops and conducts statistical analyses for interventional and observational studies using relevant statistical software. (EF)


  1. Participates in study data auditing and monitoring procedures. (EF)
  2. Ensures study procedures are being conducted in accordance with hospital and research institute policy and Good Clinical Practice. (EF)
  3. Communicates study findings to applicable hospital committees and stakeholders. (EF)
  4. Completes fellowship objectives and all assigned duties as listed in the identified specific fellowship program. (EF)


  1. Participates in grant preparation and formal requests to solicit financial support for ongoing and planned studies. (EF)
  2. Manages study finances and resources needed to conduct a clinical study. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)


  1. Develops study protocols, policies, procedures, and order sets based on evidence from published studies and findings from internal studies. (EF)
  2. Prepares and delivers educational presentations and deliver written reports of scholarship, including but not limited to, published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, quarterly activity reports to fellowship stakeholders, and activity reports to external study sponsors as needed. (EF)
  3. Assists with recruitment of future fellows into this fellowship training program. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o Doctor of Medicine (MD) from an accredited medical school, Pharm D or Doctoral degree (PhD) in medical field


o Clinical Research Fellow 0 - None

o Clinical Research Fellow 1 – One year of post-terminal experience

o Clinical Research Fellow 2 – Two years of post-terminal experience

o Clinical Research Fellow 3 – Three years of post-terminal experience

o Clinical Research Fellow 4 – Four years of post-terminal experience


o None


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

o Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace



Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional No

Other (dept approved) Yes


On-Call* No

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e., Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above



May require travel within No

Houston Metropolitan area


May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Please note any other special considerations to this job: Work will be in a research laboratory environment.

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Academic Institute was formed to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The Research Institute was created in 2004 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 and clinical trials, the Academic Institute houses over 2,110 credentialed researchers conducting 1,387 ongoing clinical protocols.

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