Research Associate

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) - Texas4.0

Full-time
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Plans, conducts, and directs a wide variety of experiments. Assists with the day-to-day activities for research project(s) and may impact the success of the research project(s).

Department: Pediatrics-Gulf St. Hemophilia
Location: Texas Medical Center
Full Time
Nonexempt

Ability to coordinate and direct research projects/investigations or other laboratory operations, including grant writing for a hemostasis laboratory serving as a primary translational research support for four hematologists/coagulationists; scientific and technical expertise to contribute to the formulation, implementation and analysis of procedures and results of research projects; advanced technical skills in performing and analyzing various clinical laboratory tests and procedures; independent and critical thinking skills.
Opportunities for individualized academic development of professional interests complementary to goals of our program; contributing to a team while working independently.

Position Key Accountabilities:
Collects, evaluates, interprets, and documents research data to accomplish the objectives of a wide variety of scientific experiments and research projects.
Influences project direction and outcomes by identifying opportunities to enhance, terminate, or re-direct research activities.
May recruit study participants or field interviewers.
Evaluates and interprets data and provides results to investigators to support publication.
Maintains quality control checks and a safe environment in compliance with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
Assists in the preparation and writing of research reports, manuscripts, papers and grant proposals for presentation and publication.
Provides direction and training to lab personnel to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results in compliance with all protocols, guidelines, regulations, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:
Considerable knowledge in basic and sophisticated equipment.

Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field with three (3) years of related research experience including experience in a lead research role; or
Master’s degree in a related field with one (1) year of related research experience including experience in a lead research role; or
Doctorate degree.

Minimum Experience:
Years of experience varies based on education level.

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