Job Title: Research Associate I in Molecular Cardiology

Location of Position: Houston, Texas

Employing Institution: Texas Heart Institute

Description of Position:
POSITION SUMMARY - Working under the supervision of a Sr. Research Scientist, the Research Associate I independently performs numerical simulations and/or laboratory experimental procedures in support of departmental goals, and engages in mathematical model and numerical code development, data collection and analysis, interpretation and publication of results.

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate numerical and/or laboratory experiments as approved by senior research faculty member.
  • May include training and oversight of study related activities by research assistants, fellows and graduate assistants on a project-by-project basis.
  • Perform sophisticated computational and/or experimental procedures in specialized research areas including fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction and image-based modeling. Suggest new procedures or steps for achieving desired outcomes.
  • Preferred skills include proficiency with Fortran and/or C++ programming language.
  • Assist with writing research proposals and progress reports, analysis and interpretation of results, and formulation of research problem statement.
  • Document all procedural steps and data in the approved scientific manner, and complete calculations and graphic/tabulation of data in a timely fashion.
  • Conduct literature searches related to assigned projects; read, assess, and discuss relevant publications in the field; assist with preparation of results for publication and presentation.
  • Prepare and communicate brief oral and written summaries of work when required.
  • Maintain safe, clean, functional and organized work space, both in personal and communal space.
  • Follows departmental and institutional policies.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree required; Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in a relevant research area preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience (can include post-graduate training) is required.
  • Background in engineering, computational mechanics, and/or physics is highly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including interpersonal skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
Application Procedure: All qualified candidates please complete the application at or follow the direct link.

Contact Information: For questions, please contact Shaolie S. Hossain at [email protected]


Closing Date: 11/30/2019