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Clinical Research Fellow - Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Houston Methodist Academic Institute
Trammells, TX
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024
At Houston Methodist, the Clinical Research Fellow position is responsible for performing clinical research of a complex nature; plans, executes and completes clinical research projects under the supervision/direction of a Principal Investigator. This position provides structured education and first-hand applied experiences in such topics as epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical pharmacology, and biomedical ethics/regulation and a certificate of fellowship is granted to the Clinical Research Fellow upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship program.

Directs patient contact supporting the performance of clinical protocols.

Enrolls subjects into prospective studies and obtains informed consent from patients and legally authorized representatives in accordance with hospital policy and the study protocol.

Collaborates with the Principal Investigator, interprofessional research team, fellowship stakeholders, and health care professionals regularly for problem resolution and/or achievement of research study goals.

Serves as a mentor and provides educational and research oversight for other learners in the applicable department or research lab. Role models effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication, which includes active listening and teaching, assisting in development of such skills. Provides contributions towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e., peer-to-peer accountability.

Collects and processes study data and maintain study databases in accordance with study protocols.

Develops and conducts statistical analyses for interventional and observational studies using relevant statistical software.

Participates in study data auditing and monitoring procedures.

Ensures study procedures are being conducted in accordance with hospital and research institute policy and Good Clinical Practice.

Communicates study findings to applicable hospital committees and stakeholders.

Completes fellowship objectives and all assigned duties as listed in the identified specific fellowship program.

Participates in grant preparation and formal requests to solicit financial support for ongoing and planned studies.

Manages study finances and resources needed to conduct a clinical study. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.

GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSDevelops study protocols, policies, procedures, and order sets based on evidence from published studies and findings from internal studies.

Prepares and delivers educational presentations and deliver written reports of scholarship, including but not limited to, published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, quarterly activity reports to fellowship stakeholders, and activity reports to external study sponsors as needed.

Assists with recruitment of future fellows into this fellowship training program.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) from an accredited medical school, Pharm D or Doctoral degree (PhD) in medical field

Clinical Research Fellow 0 - None
Clinical Research Fellow 1 - One year of post-terminal experience
Clinical Research Fellow 2 - Two years of post-terminal experience
Clinical Research Fellow 3 - Three years of post-terminal experience
Clinical Research Fellow 4 - Four years of post-terminal experience


Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace



Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional No

Other (department approved) Yes

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.

On Call* No

Travel specifications may vary by department

May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area No

May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area No

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Academic Institute oversees the Education Institute and Research Institute, including 772 faculty and 56,250 learners. The Academic Institute aligns our research and education initiatives in service to the clinical mission, providing solutions that answer the call for new technologies and skills our clinicians need for patient care.

Houston Methodist Education Institute coordinates our primary academic affiliation with Weill Cornell Medicine and other joint programs, including the Engineering Medicine Program at Texas A&M University Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine. The Education Institute also oversees continuing medical education and graduate medical education, and supports more than 1,000 trainees in residence for medical, nursing, allied health and research education programs.

Houston Methodist Research Institute supports research programs and infrastructure that enable faculty across the system to bring new scientific discoveries to patients as rapidly as possible through the full cycle of a cure from conceptual bench research, to prototyping and development, to clinical trials and FDA approval. The Research Institute supports more than 1,387 clinical research protocols and $70.3 million in extramurally funded translational research programs.

Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

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.

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