Assistant Director of Basic Research/Core Facilities

Position: Assistant Director of Basic Research/Core Facilities

Job ID: 156035

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Assistant Director of Basic Research/Core Fac -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will plan, organize, and direct activities and programs in Research Administration involving basic research resources, including research space in the Feigin Center, Jan & Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) and new buildings as they are commissioned for operations. This role oversees operations of research facilities by coordinating the process for allocation of space and equipment resources, planning and design of new research facilities, operations of core resources, and development of related policies and standard operating procedures. The Assistant Director also reviews business aspects of sponsored research proposals for research to ensure appropriate facility and equipment resources are available to support the project.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides daily coordination of basic research operations and research core administrative activities
  • Provides input, plans, and directs daily operations within Research Administration related to basic research and core facilities
  • Serves on leadership committees (Steering, Construction, etc.) and user groups/focus groups
  • Promotes good communication between teams and researchers, and ensures communications flow to researchers when necessary
  • Coordinates complex projects in collaboration with Facilities Planning & Development, Facilities Operations, and Biomedical Engineering
  • Reviews, develops, and makes recommendations regarding budget, space, and equipment related to research
  • Participates actively in the development of policies, procedures and processes related to basic research operations and equipment resources


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, healthcare, research, or other scientific field required
  • 10 years’ experience in research administration or finance in a clinical, academic or research setting required
  • 3 years’ experience in a supervisory/management position required

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