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UT Health Research Scientist - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Scientist - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2100020U

Department: School of Public Health - Center for Helth Promotion and Prevention Research

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Positin Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

Conducts research as an independent investigator or plays a leadership role in the development and implementation of research projects, for example coordinating and preparing grant submissions; act as senior analyst in one or more research projects; presents results and prepares publications; may collaborate with external researchers or supervise research staff. The ideal candidate would have a PhD in public health, knowledge and expertise in Intervention Mapping, Implementation Mapping, and Implementation Science.

Position Key Accountabilities:

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

  • Plans and performs quantitative and qualitative research procedures in various areas of public health or related scientific areas.

  • Identifies the problem through contact with other researchers, practicing physicians, or literature searches. Formulates a problem or project to research. Designs procedures to solve the problem.

  • Designs experimental procedures, which may involve examining new techniques, that may improve existing analysis and provide additional capabilities.

  • Evaluates the data from the analysis.

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

  • Provides work direction and guidance to personnel within department. May lead projects and activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Evidence of ability to excel in research.

  • Major contributor to refereed publications, beyond thesis papers.

  • Evidence of leadership in scientific administration, including the supervision of research staff.

  • experience in grant writing and manuscript development highly preferred.

  • Strong understanding of academic procedures strongly preferred.

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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