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Senior Research Associate-IMM - Stem Cell Research
University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas
Date Posted 02/15/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary:

Provides project management for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. Decisions impact the success of the research project(s).

IMM - Stem Cell Research

Full Time


TMC location 

Highly skilled and experienced in cell isolation and culture, molecular analysis, animal experimentation.

Able to collaborate with and support several laboratory colleagues in performance of experimental laboratory research.

Punctual, responsible, organized, and committed to achievement of laboratory objectives. Willing and able to devote time including work on weekends required to perform the necessary tasks.

Able to participate in guidance of laboratory trainees including graduate students.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides project management for a wide variety of research experiments, including personnel, facilities, animals, supplies, etc in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets and timelines.
  • Plans methods and procedures for collection of data to provide information needed.
  • May oversee the recruitment of study participants and field interviewers, the development and conducting of field interviewing training, and tracking the progress of test subjects and cases.
  • May conduct experiments using sophisticated equipment and applies complex techniques, methods, and procedures.
  • Influences project direction and outcomes by identifying opportunities to enhance, re-terminate, or re-direct research activities. May monitor and revise, as necessary, the project timeline, budget, expenditures and supplies. May develop new budgets when appropriate and make independent decisions when required. 
  • Evaluates and interprets data and provides results to investigators to support publication.
  • Assists in the preparation and writing of research reports, manuscripts, papers and grant proposals for presentation and publication.
  • Prepares communications of research results for the public and/or funding organizations.
  • Provides direction and training to personnel to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results in compliance with all protocols, guidelines, regulations, etc.
  • May mentors fellows, graduate students and others as appropriate in support of the University’s mission.
  • Maintains quality control checks and a safe environment in compliance with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
  • Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.
  •  Will perform cell isolation and culture, iPSC differentiation, molecular analysis (e.g. PCR, RT-PCR), animal experimentation with mice/rats. This work will be performed in support of the PI and postdoctoral researchers in the laboratory. Will perform laboratory management/organization including supplies, equipment maintenance, freezer/liquid N2 organization

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Certification/Skills:

    Considerable knowledge in basic and sophisticated equipment.

    Minimum Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in related field with four (4) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management research role; or
    Master’s degree in related field with two (2) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management 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.


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    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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