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UT Health Senior Research Associate - Pediatric Surgery - Regenerative Medicine - Flow Cytometry in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Research Associate - Pediatric Surgery - Regenerative Medicine - Flow Cytometry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200000H2

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Provides project management for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. Decisions impact the success of the research project(s).

Pediatric Surgery - Regenerative Medicine - Flow Cytometry

Full Time

TMC Location



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.

Conducts experiments using advanced equipment and applying complex techniques. Procedures may include tissue culture, enzyme assays, immunofluorescence, tissue processing, tissue staining, flow cytometry, and antibody affinity titration among other common biology assays.

Influences project direction and outcomes by identifying opportunities to enhance, terminate, or redirect research activities.

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 mentor fellows, residents, medical students, postdoctoral researchers, 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.

Maintains lab equipment, assists in necessary repairs, and promotes a safe laboratory environment. Follows safety procedures and attends basic safety training courses.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in a relevant biomedical or scientific discipline with a minimum of 4 years of laboratory experience

• Detail oriented with demonstrated capacity to communicate and organize effectively

• Demonstrated computer literacy

• Fluent in English, both written and verbal

• Previous lab experience in a clinical stem cell processing or cellular therapy lab or blood bank

• Medical Technologist licensure

• Expertise in flow cytometry applications

• Experience and/or familiarity with regulated manufacturing or testing environments (e.g., CLIA, FDA, FACT, CAP).

Position includes occasional weekend hours and on call response

Requires some flexibility in hours and availability


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

Doctorate degree


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.

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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