Houston, Texas

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Research Scientist position is responsible for engaging in research or research-related services to the institution, e.g. direction of research core facilities. The position is limited to one that is primarily supportive in nature which 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 Houston Methodist. The expectation for faculty Research Scientist position on the Research Track is that full salary support must be maintained by the supervising faculty member(s) which can be constituted from extramural funding, philanthropic funding, start up support, or any combination thereof.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Under the direction of a Principle Investigator (PI), coordinates and provides technical direction to the work activities of research staff engaged in projects. (EF)
  2. Performs procedures which require a highly developed technical skill. (EF)
  3. Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity, equity and inclusion principles. Contributes towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)

SERVICE - 25%

  1. Designs, develops, or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results. (EF)
  2. Establishes procedures to be applied for projects. (EF)
  3. Participates in writing manuscripts and publications. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

  1. Compiles, writes, and submits project results to the principle investigator. (EF)
  2. Designs, develops, or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results. (EF)
  3. Analyzes data and interprets data. (EF)
  4. Defines problems and possible solutions as dictated by the research project. (EF)

FINANCE - 20%

  1. Participates in grant writing the specific grant(s). (EF)
  2. Utilizes resources with cost effectiveness and value creation in mind. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%

  1. Reviews scientific literature. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to identify self-development needs and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (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.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Doctorate degree in related field

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o Experience in related field of study

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 Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical research

o Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

o Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) Yes

 

On-Call* No

*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 environment; Some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards 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.

Houston, Texas

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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