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ACM Research Associate I

ACM Research Associate I

ACM Research Associate I

Houston Methodist
Houston, TX

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The Research Associate I is responsible for providing advanced technical research skills and establishing test methods and procedures under the direction of Department Chairperson or Scientist (Faculty).



  • Oversees a team of Research Assistants and Post Docs 0-2.
  • Assigns and reviews work of research project staff.
  • Completes/performs research experiements and incorporates novel procedures and methods into research experiments as appropriate.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates laboratory research projects (Low to medium complexity)
  • Keeps good records of all procedures and outcomes.
  • Analyze data for research grants and publications.
  • Reviews scientific literature.

  • Establishes and maintains quality control of project operations.
  • Writes and maintains regulatory and safety committee applications/protocols
  • Adheres to and assists with customizing of TMH and TMHRI Safety Procedures for Laboratory.

  • Plans and carefully designs experiments.
  • Keeps projects on required timelines.
  • A steward of HM's resources and considers this for supply orders.
  • Researches best cost/quality options for supply orders.
  • Assists with ensuring orders are on appropriate grants.

  • Participates in grant writing.
  • Determines specific research project goals and objectives to be attained. Assumes responsibility and oversight for those goals and objectives.
  • Prepares scientific presentations for departmental meetings.

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.


  • MS with minimum 5 years experience OR
  • Terminal degree with minimum 2 years experience

    • 2-5 years experience, depending on education level

  • N/A

  • 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.
  • 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 skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities
  • Proficient in spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information

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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