UT Health Research Scientist Sr. in Houston, Texas

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Job Title

Research Scientist Sr.



# Hours Per Week


Shift/Work Schedule


McGovern Medical School


Orthopedic Surgery

Job Location

Houston, TX

Job Summary

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Coordinates, supervises, and directs major biomedical research projects. Provides advanced scientific and technical expertise to contribute to the formulation, implementation, and analysis of techniques, procedures, and results of research projects.

Additional Summary Specific to Job


  1. Identifies and assesses feasibility and significance of research projects. Formulates a project or identifies a problem by using information and data obtained through contact with other researchers, physicians, or literature searches. Conducts a feasibility study in terms of staff, time, and resources. If the findings are favorable, designs the procedures and establishes a research methodology to investigate and solve the problem.

  2. Designs, executes, and interprets the results of complex biomedical and scientific experiments using advanced equipment, complex technique methods, and procedures. Performs research to provide clues for health care professionals to utilize in preventative medicine and in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the future.

  3. Formulates and implements new research techniques to enable projects to be carried out efficiently and ensures successful completion of assigned goals.

  4. Stays abreast of new biomedical progress and technological advances in order to upgrade research skills and produce better and faster results. Researches literature for new biomedical progress and technological advances to upgrade research skills.

  5. Collaborates and submits research findings for publication to advance the scientific knowledge of others. Results and findings are submitted through written research papers, public presentation at local or national meetings, or personal exchanges with faculty member and other scientists.

  6. Assists the principal investigator in obtaining grant funds and other types of financial support.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Organizational Requirements


Doctorate Degree.


Four (4) years of experience in related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project.

Departmental Requirements/Preferences

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

This position works with Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.) students.


This position works with minors under the age of 18 years.


This position will be working in a laboratory or clinic


This position will use radiation sources


Pre Employment Conditions

Drug Test

TB Skin Test

Open to current UTHSC-H employees only?


Job Classification


FLSA Status


Does this position accept online applications?


This is a grant funded position


Benefits Eligible


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