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Graduate Research Fellow Stipend -Neurosurgery

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Job Description:

Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Non-Clinical Research

Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: Oct. 1, 2019
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F

Job Summary
This position is designed for educational and research experience for individuals working towards Masters or Doctoral degrees. The Graduate Research Fellow conducts advanced and innovative research projects in biomedical sciences, which typically results in publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals with them listed as the first author. The work may be in a laboratory setting or may consist of computer work that supports the department's research mission. This position will work independently under general faculty supervision to conduct literature research, research hypothesis generation, research planning, experiments, data analysis and manuscript and thesis writing, as required by typical graduate degree programs.
In some cases, this may be a formal student training position with an affiliation agreement between TMHRI and the Graduate Research Fellow's home institution. Depending upon the agreement and the approval of The Methodist Academy at TMHRI, students may take courses in their home institution and receive TMHRI support of tuition and other benefits, as outlined in the affiliation agreement or as approved by the faculty mentor and The Methodist Academy in individual cases.
Not Applicable

  • Develops research methods and performs research activities. (EF)
  • Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications. (EF)
  • Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principal Investigator's laboratory.
  • Animal handling, which may include animal husbandry
  • Collection and organized storage of tissue and blood specimens
  • Work on and contribute to collaborative research teams
  • Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. (EF)
  • Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values. (EF)
  • Adheres to policies & procedures established by TMHRI. (EF)
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
    Bachelor's degree required. Must be enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. degree program.
    Experience requirement will vary depending upon the individual department's field of research.
    • Requires effective written & verbal communication skills
    • Time management skills
    • Experience with database/spreadsheet
    • Requires knowledge of good laboratory practice
    • Familiarity with multiple research methodologies, techniques, and resources
      See Activity Checklist.
      Standard laboratory or vivarium environments. Some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.

      Equal Employment Opportunity
      Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
      VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

      Company Profile
      Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created 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, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.

      Company Description:

      At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region---s premier health care system seriously.With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves --- and the careers we build --- to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE---s list of ---100 Best Companies to Work For--- and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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