Lead, Research Operations

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7219990 (Ref:18603-en_US)

Posted: February 22, 2024

Job Description


Join a dynamic, collaborative research team investigating neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The Lead, Research Operations will coordinate the development and implementation of cross-disciplinary and collaborative research projects blending clinical characterization, genetic dissection, functional follow up, and drug discovery across neurodegenerative diseases.  Will interact with all project Principal Investigators, research staff, and trainees to facilitate communication, ensure progress and accomplishment of project milestones.  Reports directly to faculty or principal investigators (P.I.).

Job Duties

  • Coordinates interdisciplinary research activities using high-level scientific knowledge and clear communication skills to align with project goals.
  • Utilizes prior experience and strong interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication skills to independently identify opportunities to enrich research operations, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and ethical practices, while also serving as an expert consultant across diverse research domains.
  • Engages diverse stakeholders, including scientists, faculty, medical staff, as well as funding and regulatory bodies by adeptly translating complex scientific concepts with exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Contributes to progress reports, research manuscripts, grant proposals, and regulatory documents (IRB, IACUC, NIH, FDA), distilling complex scientific data and study outcomes into comprehensive insights and actionable plans.
  • Plays a role in supervising and mentoring clinical and preclinical research staff and trainees, both in laboratory research and data analysis, ensuring adherence to rigorous scientific standards and enhancing project objectives and scientific discovery through high-level scientific expertise.
  • Oversees large multi-departmental and multi-site research projects to ensure that milestones and deliverables are met.
  • Manages the sharing of scientific data and bio-specimens with internal and external stakeholders, including industry sponsors and collaborating organizations.
  • Facilitates and coordinates project meetings and collaborative working groups, setting agendas, circulating action items, and ensuring effective communication and impactful outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • Six years of relevant experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience preferably spanning clinical and preclinical work.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with scientists, clinicians, and stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, with a proven track record of effective scientific communication and collaboration.



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




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7219990 (Ref:18603-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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