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UT Health Research Scientist - Family and Community Medicine in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Scientist - Family and Community Medicine

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190000T3

Position Summary:

Assists faculty, residents and medical students to plan, develop, and implement research studies and quality improvement (QI) projects. Provides technical expertise to facilitate the design, implementation, and interpretation of results which enables successful and timely completion of projects.

Department: Family & Community Medicine

Location: TMC

Full Time


Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Determines feasibility of possible projects to ensure results will have a significant impact. Determines project feasibility in terms of staff, time, and resources.

  2. Plans and performs quantitative and qualitative research procedures in various topic areas related to Family and Community Medicine. Assists in identifying the research or QI questions through contact with other researchers, practicing physicians, or literature searches.

  3. Completes scholarly and administrative tasks relevant to research/QI, including grant applications, IRB applications, progress reports, IRB renewals, manuscript or presentation submissions to journals or conferences.

  4. May collect data in primary care settings, when needed.

  5. Works with data analyst to test hypotheses and summarize results. Evaluates data from analysis and works with faculty or residents to interpret and understand the findings.

  6. Assists in disseminating results in a written paper for publication, in a presentation at a meeting, or through personal contact with faculty members and other researchers.

  7. Maintains lab supplies and equipment, assists in necessary repairs, and promotes a safe laboratory environment. Ensures direct reports follow safety procedures and attends basic safety training courses.

  8. May lead projects and activities.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Excellent writing skills

Experience with grant writing, analyzing research data

Experience interviewing research subjects, ability to train others in this skillset

Excellent presentation skills

Minimum Education:

Doctorate Degree.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in a related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force 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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