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ACM Research Associate II

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYThe Research Associate II is responsible for providing advanced technical research skills and establishing test methods and procedures under the direction of Department Chairperson or Scientist (Faculty).PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVEDNot applicableNeonate (Birth to 28 days)Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)Toddler (18 months to 3 years)Preschooler (3-6 years)School Age (6-12 years)Adolescence (12-18 years)Young Adult (19-40 Years)Middle Adult (40-65 Years)Mature Adult (65 years and older)HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.Focuses on patient/customer safetyDelivers personalized service using HM Service StandardsProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being metInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given jobPRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESPEOPLE -20 %Oversees a team of Research Assistants and Post Docs 0-2, and participants from other HMHRI labs.Assigns and reviews work of research project staff.SERVICE - 30%Plans, directs and coordinates laboratory research projects (medium to high complexity)Completes/performs research and incorporates novel procedures and methods into ressearch experiments as appropriate.Analyze data for research grants and publications (medium to high complexity)Reviews scientific literature.QUALITY/SAFETY - %Establishes and maintains quality control of poject operations.Writes and maintains regulatory and safety committee applications/protocolsKeeps good records of all procedures and outcomes.Adheres to and assists with customizing of TMH and TMHRI Safety Procedures for Laboratory.FINANCE - %Plans and carefully designs experimentsSteward of Houston Methodist's resources and considers this for supply orders.Keeps projects on required timelinesResearches best cost/quality options for supply ordersAssists with ensuring orders are on appropriate grants.GROWTH/INNOVATION - %Determines specific research project goals and objectives to be attained.Prepares scientific presentations for departmental meetings.Participates in grant writing.Participates in publication writing as first authorWorks toward writing specific aims and research plan independently.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 Terminal degree with minimum 6 years experienceEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS6 years experienceCERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDN/AKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDSufficient 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.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.Strong analytical and interpersonal skillsAbility to work under pressure and balance many competing prioritiesProficient in spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation softwareDemonstrates effective communication skillsProfessional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive informationHouston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies, and treatments. The research institute was created 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, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 284 principal investigators and has more than 570 ongoing clinical trials.

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Houston , ACM Research Associate II, Other , Houston, Texas

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