UT Health Senior Research Associate - Pedi Surg-Neurosurgery in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Senior Research Associate - Pedi Surg-Neurosurgery
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210001CR
Provides project management for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. Decisions impact the success of the research project(s).
Conducts and executes complex scientific experiments and research endeavors and interprets the results. Conducts neonatal brain microsurgery (injections) for small animals (rats). Conducts biochemistry processes to include Western blots, cellular work, ELISA, Immunohistochemistry, etc.
Experience with small animal surgeries, behavior analysis tissue processing, histological analysis, and data analysis.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Provides project management for a wide variety of research experiments, including personnel, facilities, animals, supplies, etc in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets and timelines.
Plans methods and procedures for collection of data to provide information needed.
May oversee the recruitment of study participants and field interviewers, the development and conducting of field interviewing training, and tracking the progress of test subjects and cases.
May conduct experiments using sophisticated equipment and applies complex techniques, methods, and procedures.
Influences project direction and outcomes by identifying opportunities to enhance, re-terminate, or re-direct research activities. May monitor and revise, as necessary, the project timeline, budget, expenditures and supplies. May develop new budgets when appropriate and make independent decisions when required.
Evaluates and interprets data and provides results to investigators to support publication.
Assists in the preparation and writing of research reports, manuscripts, papers and grant proposals for presentation and publication.
Prepares communications of research results for the public and/or funding organizations.
Provides direction and training to personnel to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results in compliance with all protocols, guidelines, regulations, etc.
May mentors fellows, graduate students and others as appropriate in support of the University’s mission.
Maintains quality control checks and a safe environment in compliance with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Considerable knowledge in basic and sophisticated equipment.
Bachelor’s degree in related field with four (4) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management research role; or
Master’s degree in related field with two (2) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management research role; or
Years of experience varies based on education level.
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.
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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