Research Assistant I - Medicine - Epidemiology & Population Science

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080332 (Ref:7434-en_US)

Posted: June 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant who will work independently under minimal supervision from the PI on environmental epidemiology research. Responsibilities include working on field activities such as data abstraction from electronic medical records of consented study participants and following the chain of custody on protocols in transporting biological samples. The candidate will construct neighborhood-level metrics of social determinants of health and environmental health indicators, conducting statistical analyses and draft reports.

Job Duties

  • Compiles EMR and questionnaire data.
  • Generates maps of spatially-resolved data using geographic information systems (GIS) software.
  • Constructs neighborhood-level metrics of social determinants of health using principal components analyses and other statistical techniques.
  • Performs specific GIS analysis tasks and compile spatially processed data into formats that are usable for further statistical analyses.
  • Conducts statistical analyses of epidemiologic data (e.g., mixed-effects logistic regression analyses)
  • Leads literature reviews and prepares written summaries of relevant literature.
  • Drafts and edits manuscripts.
  • Provides epidemiological and statistical analysis expertise for other projects in the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Evidence of scientific writing is a plus.





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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