Graduate Research Fellow Stipend - CV Regeneration

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Location: Houston Methodist Academic Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
Job Ref:
32141
Talent Area:
Academic Institute
Job Shift:
1st - Day
Job Type:
Full-Time
Posted Date:
Sept. 23, 2022

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Graduate Research Fellow-Stipend position is responsible for conducting 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 for this position may be in a laboratory setting or may consist of computer work that supports the department’s research mission. The Graduate Research Fellow-Stipend position works 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.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
  2. Role models to team members effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication, which includes active listening and teaching, assisting in their development of such skills. (EF)

SERVICE - 30%

  1. Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principle Investigator’s (PI) laboratory. (EF)
  2. Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications. (EF)
  3. Conducts animal handling, which may include animal husbandry. (EF)
  4. Collects and organizes storage of tissue and blood specimens. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

  1. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. (EF)
  2. Assists with implementation and education of department-based safety initiatives, standards of practice and protocols. Develops skills of team members and continually assists with improving skills, performance and outcomes. (EF)
  3. Identifies and escalates issues and opportunities for improvement. Follows up on action items to ensure completion of assignments. Contributes towards improving quality and safety scores. (EF)

FINANCE - 10%

  1. Practices appropriate utilization of materials and supplies to prevent unnecessary waste. (EF)
  2. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%

  1. Conducts advanced and innovative research projects in biomedical sciences. Develops research methods and performs research activities. Participates in department projects and activities. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. (EF)
  3. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual process improvements. Remains current on professional issues and clinical skills. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. (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.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Enrollment in a Master’s or Doctoral Degree (PhD) program required

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o None

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

o None

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

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 Requires knowledge of sound laboratory practice

o Familiarity with multiple research methodologies, techniques, and resources.

o Experience with database spreadsheets

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

 

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

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

 

Travel**

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: Standard laboratory or vivarium environments. Some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environments and concerns.

 

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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