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UT Health Program Manager-Research (Epilepsy) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Program Manager-Research (Epilepsy)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800020R

Position Summary:

This Program Manager - Research position will manage and oversee the running of a busy, exciting, enthusiastic and innovative group of researchers who are engaged in a variety of clinical research projects in epilepsy mortality, epilepsy surgery, brain mapping of cardiovascular and breathing control sites, and wearable technologies in human health and disease monitoring. The group leads and/or is involved in large multi-center research studies, collaborates with several national and international groups, and is expanding its research portfolio continually. The post-holder will work closely with the Principle Investigators to maintain and further the research mission. The ability to work independently, to maintain harmonious working relationships, and to lead, are essential for the job. In particular, the incumbent must possess scientific writing skills.

Department: Neurology/Epilepsy

Location: Texas Medical Center

Full Time

FLSA: Exempt

Position Key Accountabi lities:

  1. Manages the research agenda for the area.

  2. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors the progress of projects, and provides supervision and guidance to the research personnel, research nurses and administrative staff.

  3. Facilitates collaboration between clinicians and research scientist, internal and external to the University.

  4. Assists with the annual budget, negotiates service contracts, reports on progress and authorizes expenditures.

  5. Informs upper management of key activities.

  6. Assists in grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies. May work closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission of grants.

  7. May conduct or supervise training related to research for internal, hospital, and community groups.

  8. Manages on-going strategic plans for the area.

  9. Communicates with community and professionals to share objectives and outcomes. Prepares/makes oral presentations at professional meetings. May also participate in committees as deemed appropriate for the department.

  10. Manages Humans Resources activities or gives direct input for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  11. Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for the department.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


Depending on research may require advanced level grant writing skills.

Depending on research may require Registered Nurse within the State of Texas.

Depending on research may require Clinical Research Coordinator certification.

May require program specific certifications.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in science or a health administration related field.

Minimum Experience:

Five years of applicable experience.

May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

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

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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