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Company Name :-
Houston Methodist
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Company Location :-
Houston, TX 77030
Job Category :
 General jobs

Full Job Description :-

Houston Methodist Academic Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Academic Institute
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: April 7, 2022

At Houston Methodist, the Research Assistant I position is responsible for providing technical research support in performing research experiments. Work could be performed in either a laboratory or office environment. Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Assistant I assists in the organization, tabulation and analysis of data. This position maintains records of data collected.


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
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Actively participates in research planning meetings and provides meaningful contributions that drive decision-making and clearly identifies next steps. (EF)
Demonstrates teamwork by responding positively to requests for assistance achieve optimal department results. (EF)
Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement. (EF)


Performs technical laboratory research. (EF)
Accurately follows technical instruction in setting up and conducting experiments, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses. (EF)
Provides updates on assigned experiments and research outcomes. (EF)


Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected. (EF)
Ensures safe operation of appropriate laboratory equipment. (EF)
Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations; contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)


Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Evaluates and reports on inventory levels. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)
Assists department management in product evaluations and utilization of existing products. (EF)


Participation in the development or establishment of new laboratory procedures, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analysis. (EF)
Trains in new techniques as they emerge as appropriate. (EF)
Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a researcher. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. (EF)

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.


o Bachelor of Arts or Science in a related field
o None


o May be required depending on position, refer to addendum if necessary


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient 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

o 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

o Works well in a team environment, as well as independently, with minimal supervision

o Ability to prioritize frequently, quickly shift tasks, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment


Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* No

Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.


May require travel within No

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: Work could be performed in either a laboratory or office environment.

Company Profile:
Houston Methodist Academic Institute was formed to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created in 2004 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 and clinical trials, the academic institute houses over 2,047 credentialed researchers conducting 1,470 ongoing clinical protocols.

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