Program Manager in Research Operations

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Program Manager in Research Operations

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Professional/Managerial

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 240001DX


Provides high-level support in planning, implementing, and advancing research programs and initiatives across all UTHealth schools. Supports research infrastructure and improves research collaboration across all UTHealth schools on behalf of the Office of Research Operations.

This role will be working a hybrid schedule, partly on-campus and partly at home. It is full-time and eligible for all UTHealth Houston benefits. Ideal candidates would be those who have completed a post-doctoral fellowship and decided not to pursue a faculty position. The office location will be at the University Center Tower.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us, you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ well-being is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts include entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus, many more!


  1. Supports and coordinates activities related to research service centers, including budget reviews, annual cost accounting, technology assessments, and organization of annual advisory meetings.

  2. Institutional level support for the core management software platform, including user support, core staff support, usage reporting, troubleshooting systems integration, and training.

  3. Institutional-level support for the electronic lab notebook platform, including coordination of training events, outreach, and end-user support.

  4. Supports pre-proposal collection, eligibility vetting, and internal review for limited submission funding opportunities at the institution.

  5. Serves as liaison to internal offices related to activities in research advancement, including the Offices of Academic and Research Affairs, the Deans' Offices, Research Compliance, Safety and Health Environment, and Risk Management Procurement Information Technology and Facilities.

  6. Works closely with internal departments regarding research strategy and collaborative opportunities.

  7. May assist in the preparation of letters of support and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies.

  8. Supports ongoing strategic plans for research.

  9. Works in collaboration with leadership to carry out additional tasks and duties as necessary to support research innovation.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience with research planning and implementation. Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. A high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Strong organizational and multitasking skills are required.


Bachelor’s degree in science or a health administration-related field. Doctoral degree preferred. Preference is given to post-doctoral fellows who have decided not to pursue a faculty position.


Five (5) years of applicable experience.


Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.