Research Associate

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

The Research Associate will participate in a variety of ongoing basic science, model development, bioengineering, and translational studies including Research Coordination of an upcoming clinical feasibility trial, and any subsequent efforts related to FDA submission and/or other device design coordination.

Job Duties

Lab Administration

  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintain detailed records of cell cultures and mouse colony.
  • Maintain lab supplies of autoclaved items.
  • Use and maintains laboratory equipment appropriately.
  • Responds to obviously erroneous results or problems with equipment.
  • Call customer service to troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment.
  • Assists in daily operations of the laboratory including answering phone, ordering lab supplies, organization, and cleanliness.
  • Provides appropriate safety monitoring checks as specifically instructed and assigned (radiation safety, biosafety, etc.).

Clinical Trial Research Coordination

  • Coordinates day to day activities of research protocols which include screening, enrollment, and monitoring of research participants.
  • Ensures accurate data collection, documentation, organization and safety of research participants.
  • Collect, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for blood and/or biological specimens according to procedures outlined in study protocol.
  • Maintains records and regulatory documents and records for research studies.
  • Schedules research participant for tests, procedures, and clinic visits or follow ups such as laboratory tests, and other studies specific for the research protocol.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
  • Correspond with patient throughout study.
  • Coordinates physician schedules for follow ups.
  • Coordinates study participant compensation.
  • Orders supplies and equipment. Assist in retrospective chart review related to study.
  • Assist in publication, presentation preparation with opportunities for co-authorship.
  • Assist in grant writing.

Device Design

  • Assists in discovery, coordination of intelligence gathering related to new projects, management of design and project teams.
  • Serves as a resource for opportunity engagement, trouble shooting, engineering principles and scientific knowledgebase with regards to pelvic and GYN related issues, can innovate via thoughtful and thorough idea generation, can find creative solutions based on literature review and broad thinking. Is resourceful and finds work-arounds.
  • 3D modelling and design a major asset.

Relationship Management

  • Maintain/manage strong working relationships with colleagues and other key stakeholders.
  • Respond to requests quickly and effectively. Identify and understand needs and expectations and meets them.
  • Communicate any relevant information to colleagues and other key stakeholders.

Serve as a Resource

  • Demonstrate competence in specific knowledge, skills and behaviors.
  • Effectively communicate with team members and contribute to their growth by sharing knowledge, experience, and skills.
  • Stay abreast of changes in key systems.
  • Serve as a resource to the department in specific area(s).

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Education: Undergraduate research experience.
  • Research laboratory experience with exposure to laboratory procedures, likely including instrumentation, tissue culture, and animal handling.
  • Experience in clinical trials management.
  • Clinical trials management certificate or experience.
  • Animal work experience and training.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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